Our proposition for the extension of the college consists of building a flowing and vibrate continuity for the new part extended till the crossing Jean Baptise Clement. The fluidity of the built volume makes it possible for the new college to be read with litheness and sensuality in the urban landscape while structuring the entrance with a concave frontier and counter curve which is at the same time reassuring and dynamic and evaluates along the street by giving the façade multiple variations for light and reflections. The façade is protected from the sun by a grid made of inclined transparent lamellas consisting of plexiglass in strong thick red weaving copper wire enabling sun protection.
Salwa Mikou & Selma Mikou - Unit Master inter 16
Saint-Denis, France 2009
A coloured roof which gives reference to the lanterns of the cathedrals next to the building.
The body of the building seen from the main street shows a glazed screen façade giving the possibility for transparency in the interior gardens and under the coloured ceiling.
A visually remarkable amenity in the city centre , visible by its façades and its roof, a founding element of the project. We designed it to be both welcoming and protective, turned inwards towards inner courtyards to ensure privacy.
The project is designed as connected fragments: blue islands that are both isolated from the façade by circulation areas and open to an inner sea. The inner void of the courtyard evokes the outline of the Tallinn shoreline and contrasts with the regular oblong form of the external volume