For us, Tallinn’s rich quality is due to this marginal marine location, which impregnates the local culture with the strength of uniqueness made up of multiple combinations and references. We believe that the Tallinn Academy of Arts must match the image of the city and the Baltic sea, at once open to the public, generous and dynamic, while being also interiorised to protect creativity. For these reasons, we considered it primordial that the building should not be designed as one single mass, but rather, it should highlight and enhance the many different artistic fields that make up the Academy by representing them as connected fragments: blue islands that are both isolated from the façade by circulation areas and open to an inner sea. In our scheme, the inner void is essential. With its light natural curves, it evokes the outline of the Tallinn shoreline and contrasts with the regular oblong form of the external volume.
Highschool in Boulogne Billancourt
Boulogne Billancourt, France 2018
An urban catalyst at Porte de la Chapelle
AA School 2016-2017 "Architecture as a Lever of Transformation"
Salwa Mikou & Selma Mikou - Unit Master inter 16
Aimé Césaire School Complex
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.
Zero Energy school
Saint-Ouen, France 2013
A school between playgrounds and gardens, designed with photovoltaic panels, which are integrated into the architecture, giving the school a strong educational identity
Jean Lurçat High School
Saint-Denis, France 2014
Architecture in Nature: a series of separate but linked blocks in a park which are unified by buffer areas open onto planted patios and by an undulating folded metal roof
School complex and leisure center G.Valbon
Bobigny, France 2012
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.
Sion, Switzerland 2013
A line streched in the landscape
School Complex Louis Massignon
Abou Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Albert Samain High school
A school merged with the landscape, looking onto a red beech tree and a canal
Training center for Sustainable Development
A raised building, composed of crosswise bands, suspended in mid-air between courtyards and gardens to free the space on the ground and create transparency and depths of field on the site
We designed the building with free, flowing forms that sensitively link together the project’s internal and external spaces and which describe a sensual, organic figure on the site