Jeanne d’arc Nursery College / La Architectures + Atelier Desmichelle Structure
Textual content description offered by the architects. The architectural idea and its materiality have been developed primarily based on a dialogue with the depth of the route and the internal road. How do you traverse an extended constructing dealing with a technique for nearly 40 yards? How ought to this area be occupied? Utilizing what gentle, and what relationship to the skin? That is the place the idea of an internal road got here from, which expands to counsel a course and takes youngsters to the center of the varsity.
This road is shaped by repeatedly occurring inside buildings with practical and structural thick volumes. These thick brick partitions mark the boundaries of the kids’s areas. And lastly, the partitions between the site visitors areas and the kids’s rooms are product of wood frames which are sometimes load-bearing and absolutely glazed. The road is lit on either side by direct views in the direction of the facade or by way of these glass rooms, which themselves have a relation to the courtyard.
The architectural language is meant to be undogmatic and designed to satisfy the areas’ pure lighting wants. The apertures within the thick brick volumes are designed as home windows, generally sheltered from view by mashrabiya methods, which correspond fairly properly to the privateness required by sure premises. Moreover, all circulation receives pure gentle from the massive bay home windows that body the city and plant-filled landscapes.
The doorway corridor opens generously onto the internal road. It articulates the leisure middle, the washroom space, and the restaurant, and can be forming a stroll that results in the lecture rooms. Serving areas are designed to the identical high quality because the areas served, all of them naturally lit and with amenities which are built-in into the constructing.
The undertaking’s performance relies on the precept that every constructive, partitioning, or practical factor has a unique use akin to making a framework, indicating a specific area, directing site visitors, storage, and so on. The internal road has been designed to make sure that there’s a view to the skin at each level, akin to when the internal road expands in the direction of the facades or through the second gentle supply by way of the massive rooms for the kids.
The undertaking has been designed utilizing a constructive low-carbon strategy. All of the supplies had been due to this fact chosen from a spread of biobased and geo-sourced supplies. Because the constructing is a part of a passive design certification, heating wants are diminished by optimizing daylight, and there’s a high-performance envelope and a dual-flow air flow system. The wood partitions are prefabricated in a workshop and the terracotta bricks are fired in one of many final conventional previous French kilns.
This undertaking’s technical constructing options meet necessities for thermal efficiency and summer time coolness, inside and exterior acoustic constraints, and a robust need to cut back the constructing’s carbon footprint. Due to this fact, wooden has been utilized in each kind, akin to wood-frame partitions and straw insulation, inside partitions and flooring product of CLT, exterior wood-aluminum joinery, wooden cladding (vertical cladding and horizontal cladding in a tobacco barn fashion), and wooden fittings.