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Olivier-Métra School / aasb_agence d’architecture suzelbrout

  • Architects: aasb_agence d’architecture suzelbrout
  • Location: 60 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France
  • Architects: aasb_agence d’architecture suzelbrout / Suzel Brout
  • Area: 3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Hervé Abbadie

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie

From the architect. Olivier-Métra school is set on a plot surrounded by 1930s red brick HBM (habitations à bon marché / social housing) and small houses with gardens. The area is dominated by recent major housing projects located on Belleville Hill. The aim of the project is to create a building that stands out of the heterogeneous architectural fabric.

© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

Seeking space and light, the school sets into the urban fabric. The free volumes, federated by the use of a sole material, pre-weathered zinc, spring out and create liaisons and the vegetation penetrates into the breach. The southern light slips into the playground, punctuated by a colored floor that continues into the classrooms. Facing east, the classrooms enjoy morning sun.

© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Olivier-Métra School / aasb_agence d’architecture suzelbrout" 20 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>