EN | FR
  1. Art
  2. Commercial Architecture
  3. Commercial Interior Design
  4. Competition
  5. Edition
  6. Event + Exhibition
  7. Fashion Design
  8. Graphic Design
  9. Industrial Architecture
  10. Industrial Design
  11. Institutional Architecture
  12. Landscape Architecture
  13. Lifestyle
  14. Lighting Design
  15. Multimedia Design
  16. Product
  17. Real Estate
  18. Residential Architecture
  19. Residential Interior Design
  20. Urban Design
  21. X
⇤ Newswire
v2com, the international newswire specializing in the distribution of design, architecture and lifestyle press kits to the media
Journalists! Take advantage of free access to press kits to easily download high resolution images.


Professionals! Join an influential network, get international media coverage and improve your reputation.


We are sociable!


Subscribe
to our newsletter.



Press Kit
| no: 921-08
Press kits are only available
for download by media.
Terms
For immediate release

All photos must be published with proper credit.
Please reference v2com as the source
whenever possible. We always appreciate
receiving PDF copies of your articles.

Press materials


Download the full package of low-resolution images:
LR Images ~ 4.42 MB


Download the full package of high-resolution images:
HR images ~ 187 MB


The high-resolution images are also available individually under each image.

The press release is available below (copy and paste).


Flag black
Press kit - Press release - Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes
A v2com exclusive

Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France

Castelnau-le-Lez, France

NBJ architectes

Restructuration and extension of professional high school Honoré de Balzac in Castelnau-le-Lez (South of France)


Montpellier, France, 2015-07-06 - The principal idea in the site of the high school Honoré de Balzac de Castelnau-le-Lez  was to reconquer space by a better distribution of constructions in order to create a scale of user-friendliness, as well in the buildings as in the outdoor areas. The first action was to reconsider the current landscape, to bring a functionality to external installations thus conveying true space qualities and to create a total logic of circulation within the site. The constitution of this new urbanity becomes the base of a shared and porous space, generator of exchanges comparable with the strategic constitution of a campus. The nature becomes the vector of a new contemporary urbanity organized around inter-connected buildings. 

One of the challenges of this project was the establishment of a work pushed on the concept of filter. High vertical and successive breezes sun break up space and offer variations of shade and light. A right measurement of the transparency makes possible the game of what is hidden, of what is seen, thus breaking up space into various layers for walkers within the establishment. 

It was also necessary to open the site by offering a reconstituted principal access to it and displaying a strong and contemporary identity as of the principal access on the public pathway. The entrance, important crossing point becomes an accessible threshold with the undeniable contemporary aspect. It confers a new image on the high school, anchored in its local fabric, project in a durable future. A work on the color offers a luminous framework of teaching and created a total unit thanks to the facades. 

Within the boundary of this high school, it is a true ecosystem which is created. The vegetable mass, by its density and the including shade that it gets, essential in a Mediterranean climate being able to reach strong temperatures, contributes to this specific environment relative to an organization programming science combining rooms of teaching theoretical and places of practices which they are a horticultural greenhouse or a bird selling. 
  
The greenhouses of this agricultural college needed to have a central position from their paramount function for a high school professional. Indeed, they are the place of the first experiments making it possible to the pupils to be under real conditions of activity. The ideal climate within the greenhouses ensures a floral production throughout the year and thus allow them to fully play their part directly related to the pedagogy of the establishment. The greenhouses of this high school are the place of the representation of a “know to learn” and one “how to teach”, thus displaying an ethical posture desired by the establishment.

Data sheet
Project name: Restructuration et extension du lycée agricole Honoré de Balzac
Location: Castelnau le Lez (34) France
Client : Région Languedoc Roussillon / Lr Aménagement

Architects : Elodie NOURRIGAT/Jacques BRION/Romain JAMOT– NBJ Architectes

Landscape designer : Plus2 Paysage
Project area: 2200 m2 crées et 3500m2 rénovés

Cost: 10,4  Millions €
Project ending: Juin 2015


NBJ Architectes presentation

 

After more than ten years of close collaboration, Elodie Nourrigat, Jacques Brion and Romain Jamot architects have created the agency NBJ in 2013 in Montpellier. This comes from the combination of two structures, N+B Architects, which was founded by Elodie Nourrigat and Jacques Brion in 2000 and Romain Jamot Architects, established in 2003. All three are graduates of the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Montpellier (ENSAM) and Elodie Nourrigat and Jacques Brion obtained in 2002 a Master of Philosophy degree. Elodie Nourrigat has obtained in 2011 a PhD in Architecture. They are also teachers at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Montpellier (ENSAM).


The current structure of the agency brings a structured team of professionals with expertise in architecture, urban planning, sustainable environmental issues and engaging in programs to explore new way of project development. Their projects join different scales, whether architectural or urban.Their work has been recognized through various awards. In September 2008, they were invited to the 11th Architectural Biennale in Venice in the French Pavilion. The same year, they were awarded by the prize “Europe 40 under 40”, price distinguishing the top 40 agencies under 40 years in Europe. The project of the Activity Park of Camalcé in Gignac, was distinguished by the " International Award 2009 " price, attributed by  the Chicago Athenaeum Museum. They carry their education abroad, whether is at  Laval University in Quebec City (Canada), RMIT in Melbourne (Australia), Tohoku University in Sendai (Japan), College of Design at the University of Kentucky (USA) and Syracuse University (NY- USA) . Invested in the dissemination of architecture culture, they create and organize since 2006, the Festival Architecture Vives, which invites young architects to intervene in the courtyards of mansions in Montpellier city and in the city of La Grande Motte.

   

Photo credits:

Paul KOZLOWSKI

©photoarchitecture.com

- 30 -


Media contact
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 11 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 11 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 10 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 16 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 22 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 21 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 11 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 10 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 14 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture -  Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes  - Photo credit:  ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 12 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 10 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 11 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 17 MB
Press kit | 921-08 - Press release | Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France - NBJ architectes - Institutional Architecture - Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes - Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Honoré de Balzac Highschool in Castelnau-le-Lez in France - NBJ Architectes
Photo credit: ©photoarchitecture.com 
Download
Very High-resolution image
19.2 x 12.8
300dpi

~ 11 MB
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Technical Center of Blagnac (France) - NBJ architectes
A v2com exclusive

Technical Center of Blagnac
(France)

NBJ architectes

Montpellier, France, 2018-03-13
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Sports Hall of the Jean-Louis Trintignant Middle School in Uzès - France - NBJ architectes

Sports Hall of the Jean-Louis Trintignant Middle School in Uzès - France

NBJ architectes

Montpellier, France, 2017-09-07
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Jacou wedding room - NBJ architectes
A v2com exclusive

Jacou wedding room

NBJ architectes

Montpellier, France, 2015-09-16
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - NBJ Architectes Office - NBJ architectes
A v2com exclusive

NBJ Architectes Office

NBJ architectes

Montpellier, France, 2014-10-07
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Extension of the helicopter group of civil security - Nimes Garons
 - NBJ architectes

Extension of the helicopter group of civil security - Nimes Garons


NBJ architectes

Montpellier, France, 2014-07-14
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Re-establishment of the Institut de Formation des Professionnels de la Santé - NBJ architectes

Re-establishment of the Institut de Formation des Professionnels de la Santé

NBJ architectes

Montpellier, France, 2014-04-22
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - New building at Albert Einstein High School in Bagnols sur Cèze - NBJ architectes

New building at Albert Einstein High School in Bagnols sur Cèze

NBJ architectes

Montpellier, France, 2013-09-05
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Municipal technical center - La Grande Motte - NBJ architectes

Municipal technical center - La Grande Motte

NBJ architectes

Montpellier, France, 2012-03-05
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Nunavik's New Cultural Centre Opens Its Doors - Blouin Orzes architectes
A v2com exclusive

Nunavik's New Cultural Centre Opens Its Doors

Blouin Orzes architectes

Montréal, Canada, 2018-06-19
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - AtCégepMarie-Victorin, Art is an Essential Element of Education! - Cégep Marie-Victorin
A v2com exclusive

At Cégep Marie-Victorin, Art is an Essential Element of Education!

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Montréal, Canada, 2018-06-11
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Museum at the Gateway Arch Opening July 3, 2018 - James Carpenter Design Associates

Museum at the Gateway Arch Opening July 3, 2018

James Carpenter Design Associates

New York, United States, 2018-05-16
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - NewYork-Presbyterian Opens a World-Class Center for Ambulatory Care: David H. Koch Center - Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

NewYork-Presbyterian Opens a World-Class Center for Ambulatory Care: David H. Koch Center

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

New York, United States, 2018-04-25
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Nature, Architecture and Heritage in Harmony:Landscape Pavilion, St-Roch-des-Aulnaies - Anne Carrier architecture
A v2com exclusive

Nature, Architecture and Heritage in Harmony: Landscape Pavilion, St-Roch-des-Aulnaies

Anne Carrier architecture

Lévis, Canada, 2018-03-28
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Menkes Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architects Signs the New Webster Library at Concordia University - Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes
A v2com exclusive

Menkes Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architects Signs the New Webster Library at Concordia University

Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

Montréal, Canada, 2018-03-27
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - 9-9 bis Transformation of a Former Mine Site Into a Cultural Complex - Hérault Arnod Architectures
A v2com exclusive

9-9 bis
Transformation of a Former Mine Site Into a Cultural Complex

Hérault Arnod Architectures

Paris, France, 2018-03-01
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Gymnasium of the Louis de Cormontaigne High School in Metz - agence ENGASSER & associés
A v2com exclusive

Gymnasium of the Louis de Cormontaigne High School in Metz

agence ENGASSER & associés

Paris, France, 2018-03-01
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Phase 2 - Moriyama & Teshima │ Montgomery Sisam, Architects in Joint Venture

Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Phase 2

Moriyama & Teshima │ Montgomery Sisam, Architects in Joint Venture

Toronto, Canada, 2018-02-23
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - DIALOG Brings Dance to the Streets with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks - DIALOG
A v2com exclusive

DIALOG Brings Dance to the Streets with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

DIALOG

Calgary, Canada, 2018-01-31