an historic site
A hundred-year-old building located in the heart of the City of Roubaix, close to the train station and public transport, the ENSAIT is the ideal setting for your conventions, business meetings, seminars, receptions, exhibitions, filming or photo shoots.
L’ENSAIT offers 4 amphitheatres for your events:
The main amphitheatre (Amphitheatre of Honour) and amphitheatres A, B and C.
The Amphitheatre of Honour, listed on the supplementary inventory of historical monuments, bears witness to the industrial past of the city of Roubaix.
The library built in 1881 by the architect Charles Louis Ferdinand DUTERT, in charge of the construction of the ENSAIT, is listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments. The place, exceptional, offers its readers an unusual architecture.
COURT OF HONOR
The main courtyard has long housed the temporary exhibitions of the Roubaix Museum of Art History. Inaugurated in 1906 by Victor Champier, the space included about 200 engravings, drawings and photographs. Now rehabilitated, the courtyard of honour is the perfect space for your conventions, forums and performances.
This large space, a gallery with a very high ceiling located on the top floor of the main building, housed from 1889 the painting collections of the Artistic and Industrial Museum of Roubaix.
The two juxtaposed rooms have now been completely renovated to create a space dedicated to collaborative work. The premises, equipped with modular and comfortable spaces, are integrated into a pleasant setting.
L’ENSAIT provides its classrooms and meeting rooms. Each of the rooms has a different atmosphere. Thus the rooms on the second floor, which are brighter and have period parquet floors, housed the drawing and sculpture rooms in the early days of the ENSAIT. The rooms on the first floor, with lower ceilings, provide a more confidential atmosphere.
L’ENSAIT has three gardens, some of which are still listed as historical monuments. The garden offered for rent, the largest of all, has a nice history. Designed by the ENSAIT’s architect, Ferdinant DUTERT, its passageway has the shape of a painter’s palette. Thus, each referee or shrub planted took on a different colouring over the seasons and represented the mixed colours on a painter’s palette.
Nemesis Hall and Minerva Hall
Vestige of the National Museum of Art and Industry of Roubaix, the spaces around the statues of the Greek mythological goddesses Nemesis and Minerva will allow you to welcome the public around a snack, a coffee