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Sarreguemines Nursery / Michel Grasso + Paul Le Quernec

  • 01:00 - 27 October, 2011
Sarreguemines Nursery / Michel Grasso + Paul Le Quernec
Sarreguemines Nursery / Michel Grasso + Paul Le Quernec, Courtesy of  michel grasso + paul le quernec
Courtesy of michel grasso + paul le quernec

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A Body Cell and Uterine Concept:

The project is designed as a body cell, placing the nursery at the center of the layout as the nucleus, surrounding gardens as the cytoplasm, and a circumscribing enclosing wall as the membrane.

Roof Plan
Roof Plan

A large outdoor playground is generated through a continuous curvilinear wall that shapes out the boundaries of the facility. The ‘‘vaginal’’ entrance is characterized by a concrete vault which is a continuation of the peripheral wall. Floating within its membrane, the nursery welcomes visitors into a round space at the center of the building, enlightened by a covered patio.

Courtesy of  michel grasso + paul le quernec
Courtesy of michel grasso + paul le quernec

All the children units radiate outwards from this central room. This concept of transitional space and centripetal walkway avoids all effect of corridor and all effect of start or end of movement. Thus, the playrooms spread out like a hand-held fan ideally oriented to the south where each one leads to its own playground. The curved lines of walls and ceilings underline the organic and uterine concept which provides safety and comfort within the building for children as for parents.

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Courtesy of michel grasso + paul le quernec

Double Scaling:

The ceiling height in the surrounding playrooms is 2,10 meters-high to create a comfortable environment for the babies and children. Thus, to give a stronger spotlight on this idea, we combined it with a variation of ceilings heights up to 4,20 meters, creating a large range of spaces and volumes. Thanks to this contrast effect, the units with low ceilings are perceived as protective recesses. The circulation space and the children units are lighted up by zenithal openings, creating the contrast between spaces with low ceiling that are moderately lightened and spaces that generously receive the day light. The transition between different ceiling heights is smoothly done by the curves, generating a various reflection of light on the ceilings.

Section
Section

Buildings Fragmentation:

Considering the children's perception of the building, we decided to turn it into a raw of variously dimensioned boxes coming out a bush of bamboos and capturing the day light. This idea does not only consist in an aesthetic function: thanks to its shade, the bamboo coat protects the frontages of the building from over heating while the hat shaped boxes regulate the energy intake depending on seasons."

Courtesy of  michel grasso + paul le quernec
Courtesy of michel grasso + paul le quernec
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Sarreguemines Nursery / Michel Grasso + Paul Le Quernec" 27 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/178954/sarreguemines-nursery-michel-grasso/>
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24 Comments

hadi · April 19, 2013

architecture for childern

???? AlBustany · August 01, 2012

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mohammed · April 17, 2012

i love this syte

leilah · February 10, 2012

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m g · February 08, 2012

nice

Nicholas Patten · October 31, 2011

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Peter · October 29, 2011

Vaginal entrance? haha! what a description! Nice project though :-)

Santi Maggio Savasta · October 28, 2011

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gbot · October 28, 2011

Barba Papa?

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edub · October 28, 2011

what is this?!

INSANE!

I love it.

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Aegir Hallmundur · October 28, 2011

There&#39s a lot to like about this. Especially the arch of the front entrance, the ceiling openings and the clerestories: http://t.co/H7w8sBwf

Ji?í Jánský · October 28, 2011

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