Complete renovation, wooden structural extensions on brick ensemble, green roofs to harvest rainwater, windmills and solar chimneys to light and provide natural ventilation. Classrooms are upstairs; the architecture brings in natural light, allowing for use of underground levels (-5 m) of the old building. How? A long north-south grassy gardened trough at the base of the courtyard, bordered by a glass passageway connecting reception on the ground floor to the life of the school and the library below. An extensive wooden structure shelters the reception area, covered playground, and gallery. At the north end, staff housing is placed on this wooden structure, above the top of the original building.
Program: General and technical education. 665 students in general and technical education. Thirty classrooms, CDI (Documentation and Information Centre), lecture hall, cafeteria, 6 staff housing units. The establishment comprises a “micro school” for approximately fifty “non-completers”, students who wish to re-enter school several years after dropping out. Environmental performance: Ubât-20%. Créf-20%. Green Project: solar chimneys for natural ventilation; urban windmills (outdoor lighting); solar panels (domestic hot water); rainwater harvesting for irrigation and supplying plumbing fixtures.
Technical sheet :
Name of the project : Secondary school
Location : Le Bourget, Ile-de-France region
Budget :15.5 M€ construction cost (not including tax), Area of the project : 8400m2 gross floor area
Architects/designers : Hubert & Roy architects and associates
Julien Plessis, Michaël Hackspill, collaborating architects. CET, engineering and design consultants for all building trades
Frank Boutté, HSE consultant
Cap Horn Acoustics, engineering and design consultants
Arnaud Hug, landscape designer
Donnet Tresse, digital imaging.