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  7. Apprentice School in Brétigny-sur-Orge / archi5

Apprentice School in Brétigny-sur-Orge / archi5

  • 09:00 - 11 February, 2017
Apprentice School in Brétigny-sur-Orge / archi5
Apprentice School in Brétigny-sur-Orge / archi5, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Brétigny-sur-Orge, France
  • Area

    8171.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

Text description provided by the architects. The new apprentice school is dedicated to the learning of construction jobs (masonry, woodworking, steelworking, electricity, painting...) We wanted the school to be a pride reason for the students. We designed it as a rational, human and generous building.

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

It is conceived as a small scale campus. Connected to public space through a large parvis, it’s a welcoming and reassuring public facility. The facades evoke the knowledge about building jobs teached inside the school. The courtyard is the heart of the school, thinked as an Agora. It’s a metaphor of a cloister with its central garden surrounded by a covered path. This walkway is animated by the reflects on inox cladding and leads to two larges sheltered spaces. The Agora as a central point allows a simple use of the school, an easy indentification of different spaces and optimized movements for teachers and students to their classes and workshops. Each main area of the school is designated by its own color.

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

Architectural choices are made to mix use comfort, raw and robust materials and economic building conception. This school is here to create foundations of the apprentices future carreers.

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Section
Elevation
Elevation

The school shows in its form the knowledge teached inside. It’s symbolic of its function and offers comfortable spaces, both for living and learning.

© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Apprentice School in Brétigny-sur-Orge / archi5" 11 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/804318/apprentice-school-in-bretigny-sur-orge-archi5/> ISSN 0719-8884