Aimé Césaire school complex

SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE

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ClientCity of Saint-Denis
ProgrammePreschool, primary school, recreation center, canteen
Surface3 900 m²
StatusCompleted 2009

Credits

Mikou Studio, Florian Kleinefenn

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The school complex of Bailly is situated on a changing territory and is located on the starting point of the reconstruction of the scale of the district. The project is inspired by this specific context of the material used – glazed brick – and by the idea of the roof which give reference to the lanterns of the cathedrals. The body of the building seen from the rue de Bailly shows a glazed screen printed façade to protect the intimacy of the children, giving the possibility for transparency in the interior gardens and under the coloured ceiling. The classrooms are organised in the north-south transverse on two levels which end on the firewall on the side of the railway. The roof is truly the fifth façade, perceived as a bright, luminous colour palette.

 

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