To the north of Paris, between the boulevard des Maréchaux and the ring road, surrounded by high-rise residential buildings, the Jardin René Binet tears away from the density and urban speed, a plant break. A good place to set up this local school group....
Everything is done here to save the garden and preserve the feeling of an urban oasis for the benefit of the school and the district.
The programme invites to two missions, the rehabilitation of the elementary school and an extension to receive the nursery school.
The project is seen as a whole to strengthen the urban act. The buildings are organized on the periphery and together produce a protective stage background.
The architecture is deliberately voluble to stand out and claim a new joyful identity. The volumes are sculpted with facets playing with the clean and projected shadows.
Harmony is ensured by the common materiality of the two programmes. The principle of piercing the façades, free in expression, allows for framing chosen on the heart of the block to sequence the students' movements through comforting breaks.
The thick envelope, a combination of white concrete on the outside and wood on the inside, provides a feeling of warm protection.