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Harfang-Des-Neiges Primary School / CCM2 Architectes + Onico Architecture

Harfang-Des-Neiges Primary School / CCM2 Architectes + Onico Architecture

© Stéphane Groleau© Dave Tremblay© Stéphane Groleau© Stéphane Groleau+ 12

Stoneham, Canada
  • Structural / Civil:WSP Group
  • Structural:WSP Group
  • Civil:WSP Group
  • City:Stoneham
  • Country:Canada
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© Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the center of the town Stoneham, surrounded by a mountainous and wooden environment, the new pavilion of the elementary school of Stoneham-Tewkesbury is built near the existing one. The new school can accommodate an extra of 240 students in order to fill the growing needs of the municipality. The Municipality's expansion is caused by the arrival of young families in the new residential developments. The pavilion regroups fourteen classrooms, a library, a gymnasium, a computer laboratory, a daycare and all the services related to maximize the development and the global learning of the children.

© Dave Tremblay
© Dave Tremblay

The architectural concept draws its inspiration from the site: the naturel environment, the forest, the trees and the vegetation. The materiality of the forest, the verticality and the rhythmic of the trees, the variation of shadows, light and contrast felt in a forest were all important elements that launched the architectural concept. More precisely, the objective of the concept was to bring a learning place that is stimulating for the children, integrated within its environment and defined by ludic and luminous spaces.

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Address:Stoneham, QC G3C, Canada

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Cite: "Harfang-Des-Neiges Primary School / CCM2 Architectes + Onico Architecture" 21 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/643994/harfang-des-neiges-primary-school-ccm2-architectes-onico-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884
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