Antony School Center and Leisure Activity Center, Architect, South Paris Building Design, Architecture Photos

School Center and Leisure Activity Center in Antony

Paris Education Building Development, France design by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

19 Nov 2020

Groupe Scolaire et Centre Municipal de Loisirs sur le secteur de Lavoisier à Antony

Design: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Location: Antony, Hauts-de-Seine, southern suburbs of Paris, France

Groupe Scolaire Dunoyer de Segonzac, Antony

Photos © David Boureau

Groupe Scolaire Dunoyer de Segonzac, Antony

School buildings shape the development of children and young people who spend most of the day there. They are also prestige projects for French municipalities. Therefore, its architectural quality is even more significant. The new elementary school with kindergarten by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes in Antony is the result of a competition won and an enormous improvement compared to the old school it replaces.

Groupe Scolaire Dunoyer de Segonzac, Antony

Antony is part of the Métropole du Grand Paris, the RER C train takes 20 minutes to the center of Paris. The school is close to the station, a secondary school and a high school, on a curve in Rue Pierre Gilles de Gennes.

Groupe Scolaire Dunoyer de Segonzac, Antony

In order to fit in with the urban structure, to obtain as much space as possible for the courtyards and optimal sunlight for the classes, the building follows the limits of the site. Natural daylight, open, bright rooms, a large amount of freedom of movement and direct access to the outdoors were essential planning criteria.

Groupe Scolaire Dunoyer de Segonzac, Antony

The incidence of sunlight was simulated over the whole year, the wings are staggered in height: three floors in the northeast, two in the northwest and one on the winding road from southwest to southeast. The sun shines into the school yard and the classrooms, energy consumption remains low. The school consists of four wings that surround a large, trapezoidal courtyard. A courtyard with trees and a large terrace for the classes on the first floor forms the airy, sunny, child- and exercise-friendly center of this school.

Groupe Scolaire Dunoyer de Segonzac, Antony

Optimized usage of the site

The multi-purpose hall on the ground floor is situated on the curve of the road in the southeast. It is suitable as a space for play, sports and exercise for children, but also for events. It forms the link between the large canteen on the street side and the entrance in the west wing of the school. This entire sequence on the street is combined with a polygonal, partly translucent facade made of glass and expanded metal. This gives the children a presence in the urban space, enables natural light and ventilation and signals openness.

Groupe Scolaire Dunoyer de Segonzac, Antony

Surrounded by a wide, red-colored pavement, the hall rises towards the curve up to a room height of four meters. It follows the curve of the site and creates a very bright, spacious, multifunctional room. Its slightly rising roof is used as an outdoor court on the first floor. The roof slope leads to flat wooden steps, a barely visible stainless-steel net serves as a ball net and fall protection. Plants along the outer limit provide a green filter towards the surrounding.

Groupe Scolaire Dunoyer de Segonzac, Antony


In the southwest, the geometry of the roof forms a canopy that protects the entrance. Here the children can wait before and after school. A second multipurpose room is slightly advanced – it emphasizes the entrance and can also be used externally.

School Center and Leisure Activity Center in Antony Paris

The public space on the street is followed by the corridor that opens towards all classes. It serves as a buffer, transit zone, lounge and break area. This corridor widens up behind the entrance to the foyer, where a wide staircase leads to the first and second floors. It naturally separates the older children from the little ones who walk straight into their groups.

School Center and Leisure Activity Center in Antony Paris

Classes as living spaces

The classrooms of two and a half to six-year old children are situated on the ground floor. With floor-to-ceiling glass facades that can be opened largely with sliding doors, they are all oriented towards the spacious playground, which is designed as a friendly art landscape with gentle hills made of sports surfaces, trees and play areas. The children can go outside directly.

School Center and Leisure Activity Center in Antony Paris

The classes on the upper floor follow the same principle: They are oriented towards spacious terraces. The rounded edges form the inner courtyard. Part of the terraces are made of wood. A sheltered space forms a framed view to the neighborhood. There children can play outside even in rainy weather. One can play or talk together in any weather until class begins.

School Center and Leisure Activity Center in Antony Paris

Air quality plays a major role in children’s well-being and ability to concentrate. A floor-to-ceiling wooden panel interrupts the glass facade between the classes. Behind it is a heater that preheats the air and blows it in through the class-side fins when it is too cold. If the CO2 content in the room air increases, fresh air is supplied.

School Center and Leisure Activity Center in Antony Paris

This wooden element gives the glass facade a rhythm and contributes to the warm atmosphere of the courtyard. All partition walls and load-bearing supports are made of exposed concrete, the walls to the aisle as multifunctional wooden furniture: On the class side, they serve as shelves, boxes and wash basins, and on the aisle side as cloakrooms. In the entrance area there is strip parquet on the floor. The canteen is a deep, open space on the street that is naturally lit by the facade there and an all-round glazed inner patio.

School Center and Leisure Activity Center in Antony Paris

The school is robust, open and bright. For Dietmar Feichtinger, architecture is the stage for everyday life. This school is oriented towards outdoor spaces – and it leaves enough space for appropriation and development.

Groupe Scolaire Dunoyer de Segonzac, Antony

Quote from Dietmar Feichtinger

“Schools are very important places in the development of children. Architecture is the background. We want to create areas of life for students and teachers with a robust materiality and lots of natural light which develop with the people who use them.” Dietmar Feichtinger.

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Groupe Scolaire Dunoyer de Segonzac Antony – Building Information

School Center Dunoyer de Segonzac
Groupe Scolaire Dunoyer de Segonzac
Schulzentrum Dunoyer de Segonzac


Project: School Center and Leisure Activity Center in Antony
Projet: Groupe Scolaire et Centre Municipal de Loisirs sur le secteur de Lavoisier à Antony
Projekt: Schulzentrum und Tageshort und Freizeitzentrum Volksschule in Antony

Address / Adresse:
– Avenue Lavoisier / Rue Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, 92161 Antony, France

Client Address / Maître d’ouvrage Adresse / Bauherr Adresse:
– Ville d’Antony
Direction Générale des Services Techniques – Service Marchés Publics
Place de l’Hôtel de Ville – BP 86
92161 ANTONY

Architect / Architecte / Architekt:
– DFA | Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Architect Dipl.-Ing. Dietmar Feichtinger, mandataire

Team competition / Équipe Concours / Team Wettbewerb:
– Pierre Dufour, Rita Alegria, Giulia Borghi, Alejandro Islas

Project team leader planning / Chef de Projet étude / Projektleitung Planung:
– Rita Alegria

Engineers / Bet / Statik:
– Quadriplus

Other Planners / Autres bureaux d’études / Andere Fachplaner:
– Etamine – BET HQE
Thermibel – Acoustique
Katene – Fluide

– EUCLID – Cuisine
PROCOBAT – Économie

– Risk Control – Contrôleur technique
CCR BTP – Coordination SPS
Francis Klein – OPC

Contractors / Entreprise (Groupement) / Baugesellschaft:

LOT 01 – Entreprise générale SNB
LOT 03 – Plomberie TEMPEOL
LOT 04 – Électricité BRUNET
LOT 05 – Menuiseries HERVE
LOT 06 – Cuisine FROID 77
LOT 08 – Ascenseurs AFEM

Groupe Scolaire Dunoyer de Segonzac, Antony facade

Site area / Site / Grundstücksfläche:

Floor area / Surface utile / Nutzfläche: 3 571 m² SU

Built-up area / Surface construite / Bebaute Fläche:

Total School Center Built Area / Total groupe scolaire espaces bâtis: 3 575 m2

Total School Center Outdoor Area / Total groupe scolaire espaces extérieurs: 1 827 m2

Total Kindergarten Built Area / Total maternelle espaces bâtis: 619 m2

Total Kindergarten Outdoor Area / Total maternelle espaces extérieurs: 812 m2

Total Kindergarten Leisure Activity Center Built Area / Total CML Maternelle espaces bâtis: 190 m2

Total Elementary Leisure Activity Center / Total CML élémentaire espaces bâtis: 265 m2

Total Elementary School Built Area / Total élémentaire espaces bâtis: 831 m2

Total Elementary School Outdoor Area / Total élémentaire espaces extérieurs: 1 015 m2

Total Common Areas Built Area / Total fonctions communes espaces bâtis: 1 608 m2

Appartement Janitor / Logement gardien: 62 m2

Total Technical Rooms / Total locaux techniques: 233 m2

Total Circulations / Total Circulations: 1 070 m2

Total Entrance Hall / Total parvis: 93 m2

SHON: 5 504 m²
SHOB SDO: 5 014 m²
SDP: 5 096 m²

Size and main features, programm / Dimensions et caractéristiques principales, programme / Eckdaten, Programm

– Kindergarten
École Maternelle
Kindergarten 6 classes – 180 Children / Enfants / Kinder

– Elementary School
École Élementaire
Volkschule 10 classes – 300 Children / Enfants / Kinder

– Leisure activity center for nursery school
Centre Municipal Loisirs Maternelle
Tageshort und Freizeitzentrum Kindergarten
100 Children / Enfants / Kinder

– Leisure activity center for nursery school
Centre Municipal Loisirs Élémentaire
Tageshort und Freizeitzentrum Volksschule
120 Children / enfants / Kinder

Multipurpose Hall / Salle Polyvalente / Mehrzweckhalle

Sports Room / Salle de Motricité / Sporthalle

Library / Bibliothèque élémentaire et maternelle / Bibliothek

School Cafeteria / Restauration / Kantine

Appartment Janitor / Logement Gardien / Wohnung für Hauswart

Time Schedule / Calendrier / Zeitplan:

Competition / Concours / Wettbewerb:
05 | 2014
– rendu des prestations : 7 mai 2014
– rendu maquette 19 mai 2014

Start of planning / Debut des études / Planungsbeginn:
09 | 2014

Start of construction / Début du chantier / Baubeginn:
09 | 2016

Completion / Livraison / Fertigstellung:
02 | 2020

Building costs / Coût / Baukosten:
11 345 206,76 M€ HT = 11,35 M€ HT

Cost per m2 / Coût par m2 / Kosten pro m2:

2740€/m² utile
1933€/m² SDO
1779€/m² ShON


Pas de certification HQE
Performances visées par le MOA :
– bâtiment très basse consommation : 49 KWh ep/m2 SDO par an,
– bâtiment à fort confort de vie et d’usage,
– procédés et matériaux éco-responsables,

Conception bioclimatique
Double vitrage au nord. Ventilation naturelle sur cours intérieures et double flux sur rue.
Toitures végétalisées
Récupération eaux pluviales

Démarche HQE objectif très basse consommation dans le respect des objectifs du label BEPAS (bâtiments passifs)

Profil TP: 2,4,8,10,12,13
P: 1,5,7,9,11
B: 3,6,14

Photography © David Boureau

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