This incredible project is positioned in a four-hectare plot, which includes sports facilities and an early childhood centre. The school was designed as a structural element intended to house both the existing architecture and future structures that will subsequently be added to the plot. The building that houses the pre-school uses its space like a fortified compound. Its thick, three-metre high concrete wall runs around the site, encircling the buildings within.
Above this sits the block that is to be used for primary school classes with its glazed façades in eight colours, the design of which resembles a well-known brand of plastic bricks. “There was a lot of design work to be done at the start and then on site. The puzzle needed to be perfectly matched to ensure that all of the pieces interlocked precisely with one another,” explained Michel Poulard, Works Coordinator at Dubois Turban. “We are always delighted to be involved in new installations and we took a great deal of pleasure in seamlessly bringing this mix of bright colours to life. We hope that there will be more projects like this in the region!”
It would have been a shame if future pupils were not able to also enjoy the spectacle from inside... The architect therefore designed a Mashrabiya at the level of the stairs and platforms, which rotates within the building and allows the children to benefit from natural light from outside while also enjoying the creativeness of the smooth and glossy coloured panels. What a fantastic way to brighten the days of the toddlers, even when it rains!