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School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 May, 2012
School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects
School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects

School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue du Harleux, 5370 Havelange, Belgium
  • Architects

    LR Architects
  • Client

    Administration communale/Local administration
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

From the architect. The existing school is located along the main road in the heart of a Belgian village called Barvaux-Condroz, The school is in direct dialogue with the church. It has a widely open view at the back and an open area on the east side of the plot.

The school expansion and renovation project includes the following: On the existing building, the south orientation of the rear façade opens on the playground and the landscape, whereas the north façade is relatively closed.

The position of the entrance to the school is a fundamental question. The present location of the pedestrian crossing and the analysis of safe access to the car park for parents led us to exploit the free zone on the east gable. The internal entrance space is the connection between the classrooms and the refectory.

The existing areas available today are entirely dedicated to classrooms. Horizontal circulations corridors have therefore been externalized on the south façade thus creating a glass gallery connecting all areas/spaces. This gallery will also have a “double-skin” effect, fundamental in terms of climatic control.

The chromatic tone of the existing buildings is gray, varying from limestone to slate. The project is based both on a coherent understanding of existing buildings, and a "low energy" ethic requiring to isolate the existing school from the outside. The slate grey cladding, highlighted with touches of colors on the steel frames, becomes the new insulating and protective “skin” of the school while giving it a new look.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects" 20 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/234893/school-barvaux-condroz-lr-architects/>
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26 Comments

AIA CAE · September 01, 2012

@aiacae Great/Fun use of color is this school renovation! http://t.co/gMrUpIHg via @ArchDaily #architecture #backtoschool

Hennebery Eddy · September 01, 2012

@aiacae Great/Fun use of color is this school renovation! http://t.co/gMrUpIHg via @ArchDaily #architecture #backtoschool

IIIE · June 15, 2012

School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects http://t.co/hbXAuDUP via @archdaily

ViMob · May 26, 2012

??? ??? ?????! #??? ????????????? http://t.co/Jou3Yz2V

abc carpet and home · May 24, 2012

Inspired by the colorful architecture of this Belgian school. http://t.co/ViBAt6HR #design #architecture

SH20 · May 23, 2012

Morning #architweeps ! Something about this bright school makes me want to sharpen some pencils and get to work! http://t.co/gR6qdDVB

alejandro.molina · May 23, 2012

Morning #architweeps ! Something about this bright school makes me want to sharpen some pencils and get to work! http://t.co/gR6qdDVB

???? · May 23, 2012

Just some random "public" school in Belgium..
http://t.co/AHU0DtkC

Who wants to play compare and contrast?

H · May 23, 2012

Just some random "public" school in Belgium..
http://t.co/AHU0DtkC

Who wants to play compare and contrast?

Mariella Haykal · May 23, 2012

Morning #architweeps ! Something about this bright school makes me want to sharpen some pencils and get to work! http://t.co/gR6qdDVB

Mary Bon · May 22, 2012

Via @ArchDaily - School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects http://t.co/4eAipR4B #architecture

Matthias Hemelsoet · May 21, 2012

#architectuur Schoon in zijn eenvoud: School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects. http://t.co/Jf0WQatP

Nicholas Patten · May 21, 2012

School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects. http://t.co/BndnpQKm

dejivrur · May 21, 2012

absolutely fantastic. yet inspiring!

le nguyen hung · May 21, 2012

Great ,The school was integrated with the surrounding environment
although its modern architecture

Scott @ Cube Studio · May 21, 2012

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Centor4 · May 21, 2012

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Green Harmony Home · May 21, 2012

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Erik Joya · May 21, 2012

School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects: © M. van Coile Architects: LR Architects Location… http://t.co/Njz6lMfe

Centor4 · May 21, 2012

School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects http://t.co/dmFpZHOt #architecture

Who Dat Consulting · May 21, 2012

School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects http://t.co/dmFpZHOt #architecture

Mike Bond · May 21, 2012

Agreed!
P.S. That lousy AutoCAD solid hatch bug (lines and artifacts when plotting to pdf) still persists, judging from drawings.

Aston Roberts · May 21, 2012

School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects http://t.co/NU2doR4W

Erik Werner · May 21, 2012

I take objection to architects slapping bright colors on anything intended for children but this is nice. http://t.co/r7hntu06 #architecture

Farrah fannita · May 21, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects http://t.co/HUZmjhCt #architecture

Tom Peeters · May 20, 2012

absolutely wonderfull
color!!!!

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