Architects: N+B Architectes / Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion
Location: Menton, France
Associated architect: Romain JAMOT
Client: Région Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur
Floor area: 900 sqm restructured / 2,800 sqm of extension
Budget: 5,9 M EUR
Design Year: 2004
Construction Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Paul Kozlowski
The project takes into account the notions of flexibility, of environmental awareness, of simplicity of use, of functionality, of coherence that enable the programmatic entities to be linked together around exterior spaces that are re-dimensioned and re-planned.
The scale of the place was found thanks to the location of buildings with appropriated dimension. The care of spaces is thought as for an urban entity, like a microcosm offering a diversity of landscapes. The new buildings take place in the heart of the gardens: gardens with plants for the boarding school, but also “urban garden” and mineral one for the teaching places. The ambition of this project is to offer a coherence set in a specific environment.