Jean Moulin School / Prinvault Architectes

Jean Moulin School / Prinvault Architectes
Jean Moulin School / Prinvault Architectes - Facade
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Bernay, France

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  • Architect In Charge : Prinvault Architectes
  • Design Team : Sophie Abou-Haidar, Camille Marchand, Denis Milhaud, Antoine Marro
  • Partner In Charge : François Prinvault
  • Project Leader : Mathieu Honorat
  • City : Bernay
  • Country : France
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Jean Moulin School / Prinvault Architectes - Windows, Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. The Jean Moulin School, built in Bernay (Normandy) in 2012 by Prinvault Architectes (Paris) replaces a school destroyed in an arson attack in 2009.

Jean Moulin School / Prinvault Architectes - Facade, Windows
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The project satisfies three requests of the municipality: to adjust the size of the school to the current local schooling needs, to redefine the nature of the relation to the existing family center and to rejuvenate the area with a contemporary building.

Jean Moulin School / Prinvault Architectes - Chair, Bench
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Built on a single level, the building is organized around a central corridor with niches recessed to accommodate benches and create various informal spaces for children. Different sized windows frame multiple views of the court, the sky or the treetops.

Jean Moulin School / Prinvault Architectes - Facade
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The building skeleton is a timber frame structure, its roof is green and the heating burns wood.

Jean Moulin School / Prinvault Architectes - Windows, Door
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The new building has hence overcome the traumatic loss with its range of 1000 colorful cladding strips that match the colors fire: a digitized photo revealed a spectrum of 2.5% black, 2.5% zinc yellow, 2.5% yellow gold, 2.5% red-brown, 25% orange-red, burgundy 25%, and 40% carmine red... A random formula Excel is then used to generate the distribution of the 1000 strips the facade cladding component.

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Address:1 Rue Albert Schweitzer, 27300 Bernay, France

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Cite: "Jean Moulin School / Prinvault Architectes" 26 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/391866/jean-moulin-school-prinvault-architectes> ISSN 0719-8884

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