The new school takes its place on a narrow trapezoid parcel flanked by the avenue Gabriel PÃ©ri on one side and a recently constructed housing project on the other. The program also slides below an adjacent retirement home beside the avenue MarÃ©chal de Lattre de Tassigny.
The confinement of the parcel and its context imposed the proposition of a geometrical figure which implants itself at the limit of its permissible footprint and deploys its program across five stories. Benefitting from a strong topography, the nursery school is distributed between the upper and lower ground floors around a playground and cafeteria. The primary school is placed on the first and second stories and its exterior courtyard on the terraces of the fourth story.
All public facilities must play a role of creating recognition and marking the urban sphere. The search for a strong identity through the choice of a contemporary architectural language thus became a fundamental objective in the project.
Rue Gabriel PÃ©ri 26
94220 Charenton le pont