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  3. Elementary & Middle School
  4. France
  5. TANK
  6. 2011
  7. School Complex Buffon / TANK

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

School Complex Buffon / TANK

  • 01:00 - 12 April, 2014
School Complex Buffon / TANK
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Roubaix, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Olivier Camus, Lydéric Veauvy
  • Collaborating Architect

    Franck Landrot
  • Area

    4160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Concepteur

    Ramery Bâtiment
  • Structure

  • Engineering

    Sodeg Ingénierie
  • Landscape

  • Sustainable

  • Control

    Ramery Bâtiment
  • CSPS

  • Kitchen

    Beha Legrand
  • More Specs Less Specs
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The school complex Buffon is the rehabilitation and extension of existing school equipment, dating from the seventies and combining nursery and elementary schools, respecting German label Passivhaus. 


The project redefined the new unit around a sweet and sensitive materiality favoring the use of wood and prefabrication. The project balances between opening towards the popular district around and Child Protection within the school. Spaces are requalified to offer a generous relationship outside.

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