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School Extension La Fontaine / LT2A

School Extension La Fontaine / LT2A

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Extension  · 
Loos, France
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project LT2A
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    300.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    ALUBEL, Randers Tegl, Sapa Building System International NV
  • Architect in Charge

    Paul Emmanuel Lambert – Foucault Tiberghien
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      Ville de Loos
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    Text description provided by the architects. Inserted in a sensitive area occupied by long 1970s social housing blocks, the existing school distinguishes itself for its peripheral green fence, as if it is turning its back to the site. Our proposal is to start from the qualities of the existing, anchoring the new to its context in a clearer way.

    © Gilles Ribero
    © Gilles Ribero
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    © Gilles Ribero

    The existing building is based on a very simple plan: the classrooms are positioned on two sides of a well exposed nave which serves as a common space for the users. At one end of the building two new rooms are added as an extrusion of the existing system. In the continuity of the nave, a new entrance is created together with a new façade, which is meant to become the new image of the school itself.

    © Gilles Ribero
    © Gilles Ribero

    The wall extends to the edge of the plot in order to restrict views from the outside towards the classrooms.

    © Gilles Ribero
    © Gilles Ribero

    Therefore, the façade creates a filter between the public space and the activities happening inside the school, allowing pedestrians to get a glimpse of the inner garden through the trellis panels or the small openings, but still protecting the children's activities inside.

    © Gilles Ribero
    © Gilles Ribero

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    Address: Loos, France

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    Cite: "School Extension La Fontaine / LT2A" 08 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/880686/school-extension-la-fontaine-lt2a/> ISSN 0719-8884

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