the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Kindergarten
  4. France
  5. Agence VEA – Architects
  6. 2014
  7. Paris- Quai de l'Oise / Agence VEA – Architects

Paris- Quai de l'Oise / Agence VEA – Architects

  • 01:00 - 31 October, 2014
Paris- Quai de l'Oise / Agence VEA – Architects
Paris- Quai de l'Oise / Agence VEA – Architects, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    19th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Julien FORTIER-DURAND
  • Design Team

    Antoine CASANOVA, Pauline CHASLES and Bertrand EMGOUE
  • Technical Design Office

    CTH
  • Area

    1100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

Text description provided by the architects. Located at the edge of Canal de l'Ourcq, the nursery takes place in the XIXth arrondissement of Paris, a lively Parisian district.

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

Metaphor of a boat moored on the canal, the building is hiding a hanging garden behind its Fundermax facade. The zinc cabin receiving nursery headteacher housing overlooks the entire edifice.

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

The main site issue was to succeed to handle the huge level differences of this cramped plot. Our idea was to create a ground dock "technical" floor with the kitchen, the laundry, and all the non-children rooms, while the nursery main entrance was on rue de l'Ourcq, upstairs.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

Site narrowness has conducted us to build on the whole triangular plot. Curved building forms repeat interior spaces and were dictated by the imperative of non-prominent angle for the children. We have exploited this idea offering soft and welcoming shapes, associated with warm colors like the wood in facade. Wood facade is a nod to the social housing building around designed a hundred year ago.

Paris- Quai de l'Oise / Agence VEA – Architects, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

On the rooftop, while children have their own space to play outside games, photovoltaic panels allow the building to produce as much energy as it consumes.  A free-cooling system enables summer night-time refreshing, thanks to the opening of gusseted frames hidden behind Fundermax perforated pannels.

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Agence VEA – Architects
Office
Cite: "Paris- Quai de l'Oise / Agence VEA – Architects" 31 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/560096/paris-quai-de-l-oise-agence-vea-nil-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments