Reconstruction of the Collège de la Paix, Issy-les-Moulineaux (92)
The Collège de la Paix in Issy-les-Moulineaux was conceived as a space for learning, offering first and foremost nature, blending the building in with the site. The main entrance square at the angle of rue du Fort and the narrow pathway along the adjacent fortifications allows an open perspective of this important urban element that gives a strong identity to the school. The schoolyard is placed in the same space as the one of the previous primary school, a historic element of the site. This strategy allowed us to preserve over half the existing trees of the site. The schoolyard became and axial band connecting the different necessary programmes of the school along with its naturally-lit circulation. The transparent façade of the main halls acts as an opening to the exterior as well as reinforcing the visual link between these spaces.
In a reference to the neighbouring fortress, the building too is forms a ring plan accentuating the free-flow nature of the circulation. The school roof is fully accessible to students and staff following the slops of Chemin de ronde du Fort, creating a valley-like nature on the site. This landscaped building absorbs the natural deformations of the site applying them in an organic and built manner.
|Area||6,408 m² NIA|
|Tech. Cons.||Egis (structure), Elioth (Hqe)|
|Cost||€14,7 M before tax|
|Project manager||Sébastien Chevance|
|Project||700 pupils secondary school, free-range sports area, official accomodations|