Architects: N+B Architectes / Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion
Location: Morieres Les Avignon, France
Project Manager: Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion
Client: Conseil General du Vaucluse
Project Area: 8,500 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Paul Kozlowski
The massive stone of the implemented stone in a determinedly contemporary writing offers a complementary material and a depth to the concrete which usually can seem too smooth and cold. A real dialogue is born in the material. So buildings gets organized according to volumes registered under wide folds in concrete which roll about with it around them. The “VERS” stone establishes sides façades of folds in concrete. It offers a thermal slowness and gives rhythm to facades. The volume of the multipurpose room marks the entry of the middle school, at the end of the alignment of trees of the esplanade. It floats above the internal square serving at the same time as signal and as shelter for pupils.
The middle school compound itself of different built entities which correspond to the different functions and scale of the program.