SCHOOL COMPLEX, BERGE DU LAC, BORDEAUX
Three worlds, three environments, three schools;
One school per floor, one playground per level: outside spaces accessed directly from their relative interior spaces; 3 ‘ground’-floors. A metaphor for the world, nature, ecosystems; the sky, the forest, the earth.
The creche occupies the ‘climatic’ layer: façades reflecting the sky, clouds and the ‘protective’ tree canopy.
The nursery school is at the ‘organic’ layer: a pine forest.
The elementary school is situated on the geological and topographic layer: like a slab of local Gironde limestone.
At each level, landscaped playground terraces, ‘green hearts’, correspond to each of the three schools.
Here the idea is that the school building is itself a teaching aid. The building has a role in stimulating the senses, creating an environment conducive to learning.
Competition won 2009 – Completion due 2012
Agora Encouragements Bordeaux Award 2010
Selected for the “100 buildings of 2013″ by Le Moniteur
5200 M² SHON
11 M€ HT
COMPETITION WON 2009 - COMPLETION DUE 2012
ARCHITECTS AND SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT SPECIALISTS
SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS PERFORMANCE
ALTO MEP AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT, EVP STRUCTURAL ENGINEER, FORGUE QUANTITY SURVEYOR, URBATEC CIVIL ENGINEER, VIVIE ACOUSTIC CONSULTANT, BATISS SECURITY