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  7. ‘André Malraux’ Schools in Montpellier / Dominique Coulon & associés

‘André Malraux’ Schools in Montpellier / Dominique Coulon & associés

  • 02:00 - 6 May, 2016
‘André Malraux’ Schools in Montpellier / Dominique Coulon & associés
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  • Architects Assistants

    Fanny Liénart, Olivier Poulat
  • Construction, Site Supervision

    Steve Letho Duclos, Olivier Poulat
  • Structural Engineer

  • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer

    Solares Bauen
  • Electrical Engineer

    BET G.Jost
  • Cost Estimator

    E3 économie
  • Acoustics

    Euro sound project
  • Landscape

    Bruno Kubler
  • Client

    Ville de Montpellier
  • Budget

    7 300 000 € H.T
© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

Text description provided by the architects. The school unit is part of Montpellier’s dynamic for development, the aim being to connect the city with the sea. The school is set on a small triangular plot of land, in keeping with the urban policy for densifying a new residential area.

Diagram
Diagram

The ground floor is taken up by the nursery school and the centre for before- and after-school activities. The primary school occupies the other two floors, with its playground on top of the nursery school. The volumes are designed as autonomous elements which appear to slide over each other, with their cantilevering providing covering for sections of the playground. Each volume is in a different colour or material. The bays have been designed according to their orientation and the level of light required.

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© Eugeni Pons
Ground Floor
Ground Floor
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© Eugeni Pons

Transit routes receive natural lighting from the patios and tall openings. The first-floor classrooms can be accessed directly from the playground, without having to pass through the rest of the building.

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© Eugeni Pons
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© Eugeni Pons

The classrooms are open at either end, and hence face both north and south. This produces ideal lighting conditions, as well as natural cooling by the passage of air through the classrooms from one end to the other.

© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "‘André Malraux’ Schools in Montpellier / Dominique Coulon & associés" 06 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/786867/andre-malraux-schools-in-montpellier-dominique-coulon-and-associes/> ISSN 0719-8884
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法国蒙彼利埃‘André Malraux’学校 / Dominique Coulon & associés