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Collège Simone Veil / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Colas Durand Architectes

Collège Simone Veil / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Colas Durand Architectes

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Lamballe, France
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Text description provided by the architects. The College in Lamballe (Brittany, France), planned for 820 students, is mainly constructed in timber. It consists of two separate buildings: a long rectilinear parallelepiped rests on a gently curved base, to echo the site’s topography and fit in with the landscape.

Collège Simone Veil / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Colas Durand Architectes - Exterior Photography
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Fully glazed, the ground floor brings a sense of lightness to the building. It contains the entrance hall, the covered playground, the spaces for education, a multi-purpose room, and the canteen. On the facades facing southeast and northwest, vertical and horizontal wooden sunshades control the amount of light entering the two floors of classrooms. They increase the thickness of the façade and their shape adds variety to the linear building.

Collège Simone Veil / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Colas Durand Architectes - Interior Photography, Windows, Beam
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Inside, a three-story atrium gives natural light to the circulation area and the classrooms, creating a contrast with the compact nature of the building.

Collège Simone Veil / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Colas Durand Architectes - Interior Photography, Stairs
© Luc Boegly
Collège Simone Veil / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Colas Durand Architectes - Interior Photography
© Luc Boegly

The construction blends concrete on the ground floor to assure the sturdiness of the premises used by all, with prefabricated elements for the wooden boards (cross-laminated timber) on the upper floors. The project respects the environment. Untreated local materials help the building fit in with its surroundings and also ensure the durability of the construction.

Collège Simone Veil / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Colas Durand Architectes - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Luc Boegly
Collège Simone Veil / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Colas Durand Architectes - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Luc Boegly

Schools in France are basically all-day schools. In the morning, the pupils gather in the covered schoolyard and go collectively to their classrooms. Generous, bright access zones for communication and accommodation are very important. With the College in Lamballe, it was possible to strictly implement the highly standardized space program of French schools without restricting the generosity of the space.

Collège Simone Veil / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Colas Durand Architectes - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade, Beam
© Luc Boegly

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Address:22400 Lamballe, France

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Cite: "Collège Simone Veil / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Colas Durand Architectes" 09 Jul 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/964762/college-simone-veil-dietrich-untertrifaller-architekten-plus-colas-durand-architectes> ISSN 0719-8884
© Luc Boegly

Simone Veil 学院 / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Colas Durand Architectes

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