School of architecture

School of architecture

Bernard Tschumi Architects
Marne-la-Vallée, France
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School of architecture

METAL DEPLOYE SA as Manufacturers

This new school of architecture, built on the immediate outskirts of Paris, has a central hall through which all students, teachers and visitors to the school have to pass and which is the point of gravity towards which all teaching converges.

For Bernard Tschumi, the architectury school is a place to live in motion thanks to the studients. So, he chose to use the expanded metal “supreme 200XL” aluminium to play with transparency in order to create this movement spirit : the architect Bernard Tshumi and his team were intent on playing with the space, movement and light so as to give this concourse an ultra-modern dimension of constant traffic and perpetual movement.

Being disconnected from the capital and based instead in virgin territory in a new town, Marne-la-Vallée, the new school was able to overturn the traditional codes of architecture, so often influenced by the need to fit in with the historical character of established town centres. It's the "starting point for a new model" (Bernard Tschumi).

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