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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
      • 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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      Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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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      © Eugeni PONS

      位于白鸽城的“Simone Veil” 学校 / Dominique Coulon & associés