Albert Thomas school complex

BORDEAUX, FRANCE

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ClientCity of Bordeaux
ProgrammePreschool, elementary school, sports and recreation center, administration
Surface4 500 m²
StatusCompetition 2011
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The project takes place in a small scale homogeneous district. The challenge for this complex is that it has to be seen as a clearly identifiable facility while being integrated into the characteristic small scale of the surrounding neighbourhood. This continuous double-U figure creates a remarkable entrance for the nursery school and primary school on Rue Albert Thomas on the north-west while freeing large visual openings on the south to allow maximum sunlight into the two nursery and primary school playgrounds and the classrooms. The external street elevations have a claustra screen wall facing of hollow perforated bricks creating a lively, vibrant facade.

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