It is important for children to like the Maison de la Petite Enfance, for them to feel comfortable there, free yet safe. It has to be gentle and tender with them, participate in their education, help them find their marks and stimulate their imaginations» – The elected officials of Lieusaint. With the children’s well-being in mind this is how NOMADE Architectes designed and carried out the project. The facility is composed of the following: - a family nursery - a medical entity for monitoring children and check-ups for admission - a rest space for child-minders (RAM) - a multi-reception with a 40-cot capacity - a place for receiving children and parents (LAEP) Architecture Integration into the Landscape The Maison de la Petite Enfance is located on a space that acts as an interface between houses on one side and the center of Lieusaint on the other. With its use of materials and its location, the building fosters gentle, harmonious incorporation into the larger landscape. It is built on a north-south axis.
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