Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal

Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal

Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal - Waterfront, CityscapeNantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal - WindowsNantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal - Image 4 of 22Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal - Image 5 of 22Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal - More Images+ 17

Nantes, France
  • Architects: Lacaton & Vassal
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  15150
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2009
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Text description provided by the architects. In building a structure of great capacity, the project design comes up with a scheme capable of creating a set of rich and diverse situations of interest to the School of architecture, the city and the landscape.

Three decks at nine, sixteen and twenty-two meters above the natural ground level, served by a gentle sloping external ramp, progressively put the ground surface of the city in touch with the sky overhead.

Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal - Waterfront, Cityscape

A lightweight steel structure redivides the height of these main levels. It enables the spaces devoted to the program to be generously installed and creates a system adapted to their extension and their future evolution.

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Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal - Windows

Linked to the spaces of the program are ample, double-height volumes with non-attributed functions, the transparent facades of which harness the sun's rays and vouchsafe the indoor climate. On the initiative of the students, teachers or visitors, these spaces become the locus of possible appropriations, events and programming. At any one moment the adaptation of the school to new interventions and its reconversion are possible.

Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal - Table, Chair, Beam
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Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal - Chair

Like a pedagogical tool, the project questions the program and the practices of the school as much as the norms, technologies and its own process of elaboration.

Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal - Fence, Handrail
Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal - Windows
Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal - Windows, Waterfront

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Address:Nantes, France

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Cite: "Nantes School of Architecture / Lacaton & Vassal" 16 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/254193/nantes-school-of-architecture-lacaton-vassal> ISSN 0719-8884

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