RECONSTRUCTION OF WORKSHOPS AND HIGH SCHOOL

RECONSTRUCTION OF WORKSHOPS AND HIGH SCHOOL

Architect
Atelier Philéas Architecture
Location
146 Avenue Henri Barbusse, 93000 Bobigny, France | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Secondary Schools

Workshops
Antoine Mercusot

A PICTURE OF SIMPLICITY

Atelier Philéas Architecture as Architects

A technical project with numerous constraints, transforming this graphics and communication school allowed us to give architecture an even bigger role within this project. We wanted to add a poetic touch which reflects the disciplines taught there.

photo_credit Antoine Mercusot
Antoine Mercusot

The main facade of the new building’s entrance is adorned with a screen printed glass mural dedicated to the beauty of machines, whilst the canopy and covered walkway are interspersed with vertical sun breakers (fin style) in a colourful gradient, like a colour chart, symbolising the school’s four disciplines.

photo_credit Antoine Mercusot
Antoine Mercusot

There was also a challenge to fit the existing architecture into the project, the different site buildings characterised by a clear framework. So we designed a building whose framework dictates the overall tempo, something which can be seen on the facade, a framework represented by the vertical fin elements.

photo_credit Antoine Mercusot
Antoine Mercusot

For this major project involving restructuring and reconstruction, we chose a construction method which meets planning constraints and with a reduced footprint. Prefabrication was also used to ensure architectural alignment between existing buildings, renovated buildings and reconstructed buildings.

photo_credit Clément Guillaume
Clément Guillaume

The site’s reconstruction with the addition of contemporary architecture allows Alfred Costes High School to renew its identity whilst revitalising the neighbourhood.

photo_credit Clément Guillaume
Clément Guillaume
photo_credit Clément Guillaume
Clément Guillaume
photo_credit Clément Guillaume
Clément Guillaume
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