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Françoise Dorleac School / DE-SO

  • 01:00 - 10 January, 2015
Françoise Dorleac School / DE-SO
Françoise Dorleac School / DE-SO, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie + 17

  • Project Manager

    Vincent Delaboudiniere
  • Collaborators

    Juhee Han, Olivier Peronne
  • Graphic Design

    Atelier 59
  • Acoustics

    ALTIA
  • Structural Engineering/ Timber Envelope

    BETOM
  • Mechanical/ Plumbing/ Electrical Engineering

    BETOM
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© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the 18th district of Paris, on the border of the Binet Park and the Parisian ring road, the project brings two distinct programs together: the construction of a new kindergarten and the refurbishment of two existing primary schools.

© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

Architectural Unity Around a Park

On two neighbouring plots around a small square, the schools display a sense of belonging to a same whole. Common services (restaurant, playground, offices, teacher’s lounge...) are located on the ground floor and opened onto the exterior spaces, under a wooden canopy. The playground is conceived as a big open-air room with red walls. The foliage of the trees in the neighbouring park can be seen from the classrooms upstairs.

© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

Thick, Light-filtering Façades

The project uses timber construction as a response to an urban context. The east-west orientation of the renovated buildings is used as a cue to develop the same thick timber façade for the three buildings of the complex. On the renovated building, the new façade is self-standing in order to avoid overloading the existing structure. The timber façade combines panoramic windows on sills which incorporate the fresh air ventilation ducts. Solar protection is provided by large combs of raw wood which fold over the playgrounds to form the canopies, and lean towards the Maurice Grimaud Street like a ship hull.  Structure and siding are closely related and give meaning to the project.

© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

Sustainable Materials and Environmental Scheme

The project favours « real » materials (timber, brick, stainless steel and concrete). Architectural unity is enhanced by the use of wood inside the building: timber-concrete composite slabs and suspended timber ceilings. The use of a limited palette of materials and colours gives the buildings an overall sobriety in service of light and use.

© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

The city of Paris’ strict requirements in terms of sustainability are met through the use of energy savings systems: balanced ventilation with heat recovery, thermal and photovoltaic solar panels, external wall insulation and connection to the city’s district heating.

Plans and Elevation
Plans and Elevation

Acoustic comfort has been addressed for all users: isolation from the ring road and between classrooms, use of low noise ventilation equipment, room acoustic treatments.

© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

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Cite: "Françoise Dorleac School / DE-SO" 10 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/585204/francoise-dorleac-school-de-so/> ISSN 0719-8884