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Lycée La Plaine / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés

Lycée La Plaine / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés

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Saint-Denis, France
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  15500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs Photographs:  Stefan Tuchila
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: batimet
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© Stefan Tuchila
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Text description provided by the architects. Located in the Montjoie ZAC (urban development zone), this new facility represents both an urban and architectural challenge in its size and programmatic mix of high school and student boarding house.

© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

For the plan, the architects drew inspiration from the spiral, symbolizing the movement, progress through knowledge, and enhanced social standing through culture and study. The functional organization of this new institution is designed to be open to the neighborhood and the wider city. Raised volumes, in bridge form, open new perspectives and visual connections between the public space, the forecourt, the courtyard, the covered playground, and the interior gardens.

© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

The high school, the boarding house, and staff housing units are placed above the food service area, which is shared by all and ties the entire program together.

© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

The façades are treated as a tangle of ribbons in movement. Passing imperceptibly from the exterior to the interior. Floor plan transitions are enhanced by changes in the materials employed. On the town side, textured concrete panels clad the partitions; on the inside, gray wooden paneling is used to capture the recreation contained in the yard.

© Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

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Address:Avenue George Sand, 93210 Saint-Denis, France

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Cite: "Lycée La Plaine / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés" 30 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/944720/lycee-la-plaine-brenac-and-gonzalez-and-associes> ISSN 0719-8884

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