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Jean Lurçat College, Saint Denis Building
Saint Denis Building by Mikou Design Studio architects, Paris, France
5 Mar 2013
Collège Jean Lurçat Saint Denis
Collège Jean Lurçat, Saint Denis, northern France
Date built: 2013
Design: Mikou Design Studio
The college Jean Lurçat in Saint Denis is located in the articulation of two landscape types: a space of shattered non structured housing blocks which give the district its identity and give a convivial scale on the rues Diderot and d’Alembert; the sports park which opens itself towards the landscape of Courneuve and enables the college to have an open view and a strong liaison with the green areas of the city.
This Parisian school building was completed in February 2013.
Jean Lurçat College Saint Denis images / information from Mikou Design Studio
Collège Jean Lurçat, Paris
Jean Lurçat College, Saint Denis, France
Design: Mikou Design Studio
The challenge of this building, in our opinion, is to adjust itself into the site without creating a screen in the landscape of the park, to articulate to the scale of the blocks by offering the district transverse point of views and visual reference marks that mark the college as a major asset in the urban composition.
These thoughts led us to design the college like an ensemble of units in a park.
On the one hand these units have a north south orientation which enable an optimal insolation on the site and on the other hand form a curve which emphasises the force of the park. They are connected by open green patios which mark the transparency towards the sports park and by a folded metallic roof which protect the patios from overheating in summer and at the same time create a microclimate in the hanging gardens.
This roof expresses the architectural writing of the notional metallic pieces and the aesthetics of the units by introducing the variations and the rhythms of the folded roofs to create a vibrant and coloured façade and the different illumination of each unit.
All the units benefit from the angled windows and a triple orientation thanks to the lateral openings on the hanging gardens.
Collège Jean Lurçat – Building Information
Architect: Mikou Design Studio
Selma Mikou, Salwa Mikou, Cécile Jalby, Iskra Pencheva, Kim Jieun
Client: Seine Saint Denis
Programme: Units for general scientific and technological education, boarding school, gymnasium, teacher’s residence
Budget: 17.0 M €
Gross external area (GEA): 12,000 m2
Location: 48 Avenue Gobelins, Saint Denis, Paris
Date: competition 2008, first prize, completion 2012
Jean Lurçat College images / information from Mikou Design Studio
Location: 48 Avenue Gobelins, 75013 Paris, France, western Europe
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