Highschool in Boulogne Billancourt

BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT, FRANCE

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ClientRégion Ile de France
Programme
Surface10 000 m2
StatusOngoing 2018
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The new high school in Boulogne-Billancourt occupies a virtually triangular plot of land between rue de Meudon and traverse Jules Guesde. Its point is on place Jules Guesde 
square, and the high party wall of an apartment building forms the third side at the bottom end of the plot. This emblematic public amenity of the town occupies a special location, at the junction between the old district of
Boulogne-Billancourt and the new district developed on the site of the former Renault factory. We considered that this building should act as a link of transition between two urban worlds with very distinct characteristics : on
one hand, place Jules Guesde square and rue de Meudon, which keep the atmosphere of the old neighbourhoods with their high buildings forming a continuous street frontage ; on the other hand, on traverse Jules Guesde, the modern city that is developing with its more scattered urban fabric as regards both its various heights and its architectural forms and styles. Providing the physical and urban transition between the Boulogne of yesterday and that of today, we consider that the high school also assumes another transition, which is symbolic : the passage from the world of industry and assembly line production to that of new technology and the industries of the future.

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