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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Zero Energy school in SAINT-OUEN, FRANCE by Mikou Design Studio

 
December 22nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Mikou Design Studio

The Docks school in Saint Ouen is in a strategic urban location, in the middle of the Zac des Docks mixed development area, which an exemplary case of sustainable urban development.

Located in the middle of an urban complex composed mainly of high-rise office blocks and housing, it will also be visible because of its roof, a fundamental feature of the project onto which the openings of neighbouring buildings face.

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

  • Architects: Mikou Design Studio
  • Project: Zero Energy school
  • Location: SAINT-OUEN, FRANCE
  • Photography: FLORIAN KLEINEFENN
  • Client: City of Saint-Ouen
  • Programme: Elementary school, preschool, sports and recreation center, restaurant, administration
  • Surface: 4 820 m²
  • Status complete: october 2013
  • Team: Salwa Mikou – Cecile Jalby – Miguel Allen Valença
  • Structural Engineer: BERIM
  • Services Engineer: BERIM
  • Quantity Surveyor: SLETEC
  • Main Contractor: URBAINE DES TRAVAUX / GROUPE FAYAT

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

We designed this amenity to consume zero energy in order to be emblematic of the sustainable development of the Zac des Docks project and to be a strong architectural landmark in its neighbourhood, which is exemplary by its choice of siting, by the interior comfort provided for the children – particularly in the design of the school playgrounds and gardens – and by the treatment of the areas of photovoltaic panels, which are integrated into the architecture and are visible from the main street, giving the school a strong educational identity.

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

The building’s siting facilitated south-facing orientation of all the classrooms and playgrounds in order to make the greatest possible use of passive solar energy. This spatial disposition also made it possible to increase the surface areas on the south required for the photovoltaic panels which were integrated into the architecture of the covered playground areas.

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Therefore the scheme is in the form of a mass built in stepped tiers on the east, on the main street, which is extended by large canopies and which folds in crosswise strips on the site’s diagonal to face southwards.

These stepped crosswise strips are separated by internal gardens which open wide east-west transparent views into the school while allowing clear identification of the various teaching areas open to the light and to the peace and quiet on sheltered internal patios.

Facing southwards, the school is arranged in a succession of gardens and volumes in brightly-lit terraces which gradually descend to free the view and to let in maximum sunshine.

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

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