This new location emerged following the creation of a pedestrian path crossing the site from east to west from Avenue André Chénier to the Aude River. The project units are arranged in the form of four buildings located on either side of the central path. The structures create a full central void, a meeting point where the buildings’ entrances are located. This part is almost entirely separate from the existing structure and focuses conservation on the main facades of the laboratories (Lab 1) and maintenance workshops (MA), which become the landmarks of the project’s south and east edges (towards the main entrance from the city). This choice is based on two clear findings: on the one hand, the structural and technical condition of the existing building determines the planned renovation in an economic impasse, on the other hand the morphology of the existing building is generally incompatible with the project’s functional objectives and regulatory constraints. We propose highlighting some precise elements to retain past heritage on a symbolic and emotional level. The coherent and bold proposal to only keep fragments of the building can only be appreciated in view of the quality of the proposed public space and the suitability of divided and abstract structures for the project. In this context, the project creates a real urban space where the symbolism of the earth’s transformation is part of the urban and cultural development process.