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.
Elementary School And Student Residence in Saint-Denis, France by Peripheriques Architectes
August 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Peripheriques Architectes
Being implanted up to the plot boudaries and limited on a first floor level, we were able to clear and transform the central part into a large, airy and protected yard. The constructions on stilts form wide covered playgrounds forming real exterior volumes. The student residence is taking place above, expressed in a high leveled volume as to create a distinct identity.
Even though stacked, the residence and the school complex remain two perfectly independant entities as to their treatment and functioning. The accesses are clearly differentiated and the housing facades do not overhang directly the exterior school spaces.The three school entities, the nursery school, the primary school and the leisure center, are accessible from the entrance esplanade via a common hall. The transparency of the reception zone creates a visual opening in continuity with the parc nearby.
All classrooms and the majority of the activity rooms are situated on the first floor. This simple one-level ring organization facilitates the interconnection between the different parts of the school complex. The intermediary classes and the leisure center are d directly linked with the the rooms of both of the schools. The aim is to facilitate the transfer possilibity within, respecting however the functional independance of the different entities.
About Peripheriques Architectes
For 20 years, PERIPHERIQUES/ Architects is an organization in constantly evolution that explores production and diffusion of architecture and urban planing. Currently animated by two offices of each one ten people, Emmanuelle MARIN + David TROTTIN architects and Anne-Françoise JUMEAU architects.
PERIPHERIQUES proposes a creation with several, based on the negotiation and the division of the ideas like on the multidisciplinarity of the activities.
PERIPHERIQUES Architectes practice mainly in the fields of architecture and urban planning. Our experience includes housing as much as cultural facilities, educational and service. Within our offices are doing their valuation to the intelligent architecture, apposite and always in relation with the reality of contexts. We are particularly experienced in projects with programmatic complexities.
As such, we hand over between 2006 and 2007 for the Pierre and Marie Curie University, ATRIUM building on the campus of the University of Jussieu in Paris. A contemporary music, the Regional Centre of Contemporary Music of Nancy, and an auditorium in the Banlieues Bleues complex in Pantin. The GO House in Thionville, accommodation such as villas Torpedo in St Denis and other programs as school and new media library in one building in Clamart.
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