Samuel-Beckett School

Samuel-Beckett School

Architect
MARC NICOLAS ARCHITECTURES
Location
Saint-Lô, France | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Nurseries

Primary Schools
Charly Broyez
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
FlooringForbo Flooring Systems
WindowsRaico Bautechnik
THERM+ H-I – TIMBER GLASS ROOF
Interior lightingSecto Design
Secto 4200 pendant lamp
Wood claddingSIVALBP
DOUGLAS WOOD CLADDING, NEW AGE RANGE
lined wood, EcogridArdemo
Perforated corrugated sheet white AkzonobelBemo Systems

Product Spec Sheet
Windows
THERM+ H-I – TIMBER GLASS ROOF by Raico Bautechnik
Interior lighting
Secto 4200 pendant lamp by Secto Design
Wood cladding
DOUGLAS WOOD CLADDING, NEW AGE RANGE by SIVALBP
lined wood, Ecogrid
by Ardemo
Perforated corrugated sheet white Akzonobel

Samuel-Beckett School

MARC NICOLAS ARCHITECTURES as Architects

What was the brief?
A new school comporting : 18 classrooms including spaces for children with special needs, two restauration spaces and a library.

photo_credit Charly Broyez
Charly Broyez

What were the key challenges?
The project is located in the middle of two different neighbourhoods. First, the suburban one, at the North, is more dated, with several individual houses. The second one, at the South, is a new eco-district and is more oriented towards social housing. In addition,  the project site had a significant elevation. The was no connection between the northern and the southern part of the city. We wanted the school to be the missing link in this city.

On top of that, we were confronted with the problem of different types of pupils : from kindergarten to secondary school, including children with special needs.

photo_credit Charly Broyez
Charly Broyez

We combined both the problematics by creating two entries : one ‘high ground floor’ and one ‘low ground-floor’ on the same facade, connected by large public stairs.  The project was also thought for being a passive building linked to Passivhaus Label.

photo_credit Charly Broyez
Charly Broyez

What materials did you choose and why?
We used wood and steel for the facade cladding, in tons of white and light grey. We wanted to have a luminous facade reflecting the sky. At the opposite, we chose to have a warm interior, with a lot of wood. The structure is mix : both concrete and wood, that we wanted apparent.

 

Material Used:
1. Facade cladding: Wood cladding, Douglas New Age, SIVALBP (local origin) + Steel cladding, perforated corrugated sheet white Akzonobel, BEMO SYSTEM GmbH
2. Flooring: Flotex Colour, Calgary Quartz, FORBO + Quartz concrete slab.
3. Doors: MALERBA
4. Windows: THERM+ 50 H-I, RAICO
5. Roofing: Pre-cultivated vegetation, Hydropack, LE PRIEURE
6. Interior lighting: Secto 4200 + Secto 4202 walnut and natural birch, SECTO DESIGN
7. Interior furniture: lined wood, Ecogrid, ARDEMO

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