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Press kit - Press release - Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA

Olympe de Gouges University Residence

Toulouse, France

ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA

Demolition, reconstruction of 615 student lodgings


Toulouse, France, 2019-01-21 -

The project works at three scales: the campus, the buildings, the lodging. 

Its ambition is to create an active and welcoming place to live, where each resident can appropriate their own space.

 

An open, urban project, an active campus. Two groups of buildings free up a park, which addresses the neighbourhood and encompasses the various student residences (1,000 lodgings in all). In the lee of the hill and extending out from the large central meadow, a communal living building houses rooms for student organizations. These facilities provide a structure for student activity and social life, nurturing conditions for an active, community campus.

 

A simple, rational and frugal architecture, generous buildings. The new buildings are suspended above the ground to facilitate the communal use of the campus. Each building wraps around a central garden with broad walkways (a vertical extension to the campus). Generous and welcoming, they provide access to and extend the private space of the individual lodgings.

 

The restrained architecture of the project deliberately leaves space for individual appropriation by developing potential spaces. To the ancient, cloister-like arrangement of the volumes, replies the abstraction of the panels, which serve both as shutters and as cladding to the facade. Their dimensions rhythm the entire project, changing the perception of scale and diluting the beehive effect that might otherwise arise in the repetitive stacking of 615 lodgings. Always changing, this outer skin reacts as much to the reflections of its surroundings, as to the habits of its occupants.

 

A Comfortable and Flexible Lodging

A living space to be appropriated. The lodging (16 m2) is a standard space that has not been over prescribed (neither cell, nor miniature apartment) so as to remain freely appropriable by its occupant. It is furnished so as to enable the reorganization for individual use and lifestyles, while freeing up living space.

 

The Ponsan typeface was specially designed for the signage of the Crous Olympe de Gouges university residence. It was then offered to the administrative staff and students for use in internal communication on the campus.



Team

ppa • architectures (main architect) / scalene architectes (associate architect) / Almudever Fabrique d’Architecture (associate architect) / ATP (landscape) / a+b (furniture and lodging design) / documents (signage) / Egis (engineers) / Execo (cost control & construction site supervision)


ppa • architectures endeavours – particularly within the rapidly developing conurbation of Toulouse in France – to create urban fabric through buildings and urban projects whose varied programmes and contexts are systematically analyzed and questioned from the double point of view of both use and construction.

The practice tries to adapt neutral form, of flexible and frugal construction, to specific architectural and urban proposals that are generous and comfortable.

This ambitious and pragmatic intention is based on a collaborative way of working, multidisciplinary and open, in order to adapt to today’s conditions for useful urbanism and architecture.

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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - Camous general view<br> - Photo credit: Philippe Ruault<br>
Camous general view
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture -                    Campus entrance       - Photo credit: Philippe Ruault<br>
Campus entrance
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - Campus entrance - Photo credit: Antoine Seguin<br>
Campus entrance
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - One of the two student building - Photo credit: Philippe Ruault<br>
One of the two student building
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - Park which addresses the neighbourhood and encompasses the various student residence - Photo credit: Antoine Seguin<br>
Park which addresses the neighbourhood and encompasses the various student residence
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - Communal living building - Photo credit: Philippe Ruault
Communal living building
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture -                    Student residence entrance       - Photo credit: Philippe Ruault
Student residence entrance
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - The new buildings are suspended above the ground to facilitate the communal use of the campus  - Photo credit: Antoine Seguin<br>
The new buildings are suspended above the ground to facilitate the communal use of the campus
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - ATo the ancient, cloister-like arrangement of the volumes, replies the abstraction of the panels, which serve both as shutters and as cladding to the facade  - Photo credit: Philippe Ruault
ATo the ancient, cloister-like arrangement of the volumes, replies the abstraction of the panels, which serve both as shutters and as cladding to the facade
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - Broad walkways (a vertical extension to the campus). Generous and welcoming, they provide access to and extend the private space<br> of the individual lodgings - Photo credit: Antoine Seguin<br>
Broad walkways (a vertical extension to the campus). Generous and welcoming, they provide access to and extend the private space
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - Entrance to the lodging floors - Photo credit:  Philippe Ruault
Entrance to the lodging floors
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - Walkway detail - Photo credit: Antoine Seguin<br>
Walkway detail
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - Walkway that extend the private space of the individual lodgings  - Photo credit: Antoine Seguin<br>
Walkway that extend the private space of the individual lodgings
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - Lodging entrance - Photo credit: Antoine Seguin<br>
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - The lodging (16m²) - Photo credit: Antoine Seguin<br>
The lodging (16m²)
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - The furniture reflects the main requirements: cooking, working, entertaining, relaxing ... and makes it possible to free up the living area - Photo credit: a+b
The furniture reflects the main requirements: cooking, working, entertaining, relaxing ... and makes it possible to free up the living area
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - The concept of the bed as a space enables different uses and fits with the overall open approach - Photo credit: a+b
The concept of the bed as a space enables different uses and fits with the overall open approach
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The concept of the bed as a space enables different uses and fits with the overall open approach
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - View from a neighbour garden - Photo credit: Antoine Seguin<br>
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Press kit | 3622-01 - Press release | Olympe de Gouges University Residence - ppa • architectures + Scalene + AFA - Residential Architecture - View from behing the campus - Photo credit: Philippe Ruault<br>
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