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  7. Simone Veil’s group of schools in Colombes / Dominique Coulon & associés

Simone Veil’s group of schools in Colombes / Dominique Coulon & associés

  • 02:00 - 3 August, 2016
Simone Veil’s group of schools in Colombes / Dominique Coulon & associés
Simone Veil’s group of schools in Colombes  / Dominique Coulon & associés, © Eugeni PONS
© Eugeni PONS

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        • Architects Assistants

          Guillaume Wittmann, Emilie Brichard, Jean Scherer, David Romero-Uzeda, Diego Bastos-Romero
        • Client

          Ville de Colombes
        • Structural Engineer

          Batiserf Ingénierie
        • Electrical Engineer

          BET G.Jost
        • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer

          Solares Bauen
        • Cost Estimator

          E3 économie
        • Acoustics

          Euro Sound Project
        • Ergonomist

          Defacto
        • Kitchen Expert

          Ecotral
        • Landscape

          Bruno Kubler
        • Budget

          16 300 000 € H.T
        • Structure, Earthworks, Water proofing Roofing, Elevator, Metal Works

          SNRB
        • More Specs Less Specs
        © Eugeni PONS
        © Eugeni PONS

        Text description provided by the architects. The ‘Simone Veil’ group of schools forms a structural element in the urban composition of the new eco-neighbourhood. It is tightly embedded in the dense urban fabric, opposite a park and straddling the maintenance workshops for the new tram line.   

        © Eugeni PONS
        © Eugeni PONS
        Diagram
        Diagram
        © Eugeni PONS
        © Eugeni PONS

        The building is on three levels. The plot of land is small, and the roof areas are used to house the elementary school’s classrooms and educational gardens. The group also includes a sports hall, a canteen, a library, and out-of-school childcare facilities. The building is very thick; the hollows scooped out of the facades serve as facets, attracting the light and reflecting it back. Many of the traffic routes are lateralised, making them varied and bright. A number of patios irrigate the heart of the building, bringing natural light into its thickness. Internal transparencies add extra richness to traffic routes.

        © David Romero-Uzeda
        © David Romero-Uzeda
        Diagram
        Diagram
        © Eugeni PONS
        © Eugeni PONS

        On the town side, the building offers a rustic texture. Strips of untreated wood (with the bark left on) emphasise the corresponding roughness. The ground floor has the advantage of transparency through the covered courtyard, offering a glimpse of the multi-coloured playground, which is intended to be a very autonomous and artificial universe. The bright colours transform the space, expanding it to create a place for educational stimulation.

        © Eugeni PONS
        © Eugeni PONS
        Plan 0
        Plan 0
        © Eugeni PONS
        © Eugeni PONS

        This project avoids all form of repetition. The light, the materials used, and the traffic routes create micro-events. These fragments come together in a joyful chaos.

        © Eugeni PONS
        © Eugeni PONS

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        Cite: "Simone Veil’s group of schools in Colombes / Dominique Coulon & associés" 03 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/792502/simone-veil-group-of-schools-in-colombes-dominique-coulon-and-associes/> ISSN 0719-8884
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