Clichy +

Educational cluster – Clichy-la-Garenne
This school complex is situated on a former industrial site, dating from the 19th century, which is currently being turned into a green park. The project was conceived of as a fragment of the surrounding park, and the ground on the site was carved out to accommodate the future building. The roof of the new school building is covered with a thick layer of natural soil planted with grass. The playgrounds of both primary and elementary schools are cut out as two patios. This configuration ensures privacy and protection, while the translucent surface of the exterior glass façade provides a soft and natural light. The two schools contain 13 classrooms, one shared dining hall and mutualised rooms. Interior spaces benefit from a direct view to the courts and direct access. The peripheral corridors respond to several purposes: not only do they work as public circulation but also as exhibitions spaces, locker rooms and a thermal barrier stretched all around the building. The environmental quality of the building does not rely on additional devices, but on architectural elements fully integrated in the project.
Program Kindergarten and elementary school of 13 classes, after-school programs & community centre, restaurant
Surface area 5 000 sqm
Budget 11 000 000 €
Architects Muoto with Jean de Giacinto Architecte
Consultants ARTELIA, NOBATEK, Cuisinorme, IDB Acoustique, Anne-Flore Labrunie
Year 2010-2017