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Renovation and extension of workshops at Joliot-Curie high school / Atelier Phileas

  • Architects: Atelier Phileas
  • Location: Dammarie-lès-Lys, France
  • Architects: Atelier Phileas (member of PLAN01)
  • Programme: Asbestos removal, heavy restructuration, extension of the workshops while in use, with temporary buildings
  • Client: Région Ile-de-France
  • Consultant: ARCADIS
  • Area: 3100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007

Renovation and extension of workshops at Joliot-Curie high school / Atelier Phileas Renovation and extension of workshops at Joliot-Curie high school / Atelier Phileas Renovation and extension of workshops at Joliot-Curie high school / Atelier Phileas Renovation and extension of workshops at Joliot-Curie high school / Atelier Phileas

From the architect. The renovation project presented a major advantage as well as a major difficulty.

Due to this constraint, the architecture had to be both rigourous and structured.

During the restructuring-extension of the workshops, inherent to the new teaching programmes and modernisation of the machine tools, our aim was to harmonise both existing and new architectures, gentle conversion of an architecture which, although high-quality, was outdated.

The extension concerns common and administrative spaces dedicated to the workshops. The entities are connected together via the covered recreation area, a new federating space. Structured on different levels, it doubles up as an amphitheater.

The link towards the technical sections, clearly identifiable by special signing (colour code), run alongside three patios providing natural lighting and a pleasant view.

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