25 Cradles Nursery / RMDM Architectes

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Architects: RMDM Architectes
Location: Passage des Tourelles 75020, , France
Client: City of Paris – SLA XX
Area: 272 m2
Cost: 780.000
Construction engeneering: Corebat
Photos: Grégoire Vieille

How to synthesize a contextual, functional and aesthetic work through an architecture ?

The confidential characteristic of the Passage des Tourelles in the XXth arrondissement of Paris led us to imagine an opened equipment of proximity, a “breathing area” at the heart of a dense urban tissue.

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The very particular presence of this nursery is expressed by a voluntarily marked architectural bias. An image shaped by the meeting of two entities where typologies, materials and asserted colours produce a reading which is simple, plural and sequential at the same time.

Aligned on the passage, the superposition of monolithic volumes of stone anchors the project at the level of the public space. It receives the administration, the service premises and the technical parts. Stretched to the back of the lot, a second body which is widely glazed, weaved and coloured, welcomes the spaces for the children. In the corner that takes form therefore, opens an exterior protected area.

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A place that asserts its temper by either the dialogue and the interweaving of the architectures, or the material opposition and the colour complementarity.

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Cite: "25 Cradles Nursery / RMDM Architectes" 19 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=64910>
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