Le Vau Pavilion / L’Atelier Senzu
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The Le Vau Academic Pavilion crafted from wooden and rammed earth stands as an exemplary undertaking on the intersection of sustainable structure and neighborhood engagement inside a college complicated within the twentieth arrondissement of Paris. Conceived as a response to a few vital challenges, envisioning structure able to contemplating each reception and pedagogy, fosters a connection between the college and its neighborhood, and considerably contributes to the crucial of decarbonizing building practices.
This initiative materialized by way of the convergence of institutional efforts, particularly the OASIS program and the participatory funds of the Metropolis of Paris, together with insights gleaned from the devoted instructing crew at Le Vau faculty. Recognizing a prevailing problem in persuading mother and father to have interaction with the college actively, the crew recognized a palpable hesitancy and distrust in the direction of instructional establishments. In response, the pavilion was envisioned as a transformative area to reshape perceptions and create a welcoming setting.
The OASIS program, devoted to greening schoolyards to fight city warmth, performed a pivotal position on this endeavor. The Le Vau faculty group, a beneficiary of this system, witnessed the transformation of vacant areas into vibrant hubs, that includes vegetable gardens, orchards, and picnic areas. Impressed by the newfound alternatives for interplay, the concept emerged, throughout the framework of the participatory funds, to ascertain a particular instructional area within the faculty courtyard.
As architects, our process encompassed a holistic method, addressing the convergence of various considerations: accommodating twin functionalities throughout the structure, fostering connections between the college and its environment, and prioritizing sustainability in building strategies.
L’Atelier Senzu merged these three issues with geometry and designed this progressive area. The synthesis of those issues materialized within the type of a round room, a departure from the standard rectangular buildings present in instructional establishments. The round design facilitates various, collective, and collaborative preparations, selling an egalitarian environment. The facade attracts inspiration from carousels or cabins, and the round form rejects the standard hierarchy of fundamental and secondary facades in favor of an all-encompassing design philosophy.
The selection of rammed earth as a major materials stems from its structural integrity, thermal properties, and aesthetic attraction. Using geosourced, biosourced, and decarbonized supplies, this undertaking proudly claims to be the primary load-bearing rammed earth constructing in Paris.
The pavilion, with its distinctive spherical form, aesthetically pleasing design, strategic location bridging the road and the college constructing, and progressive use of earth and wooden, emerges as a welcoming haven for kids and oldsters, a supply of inspiration for educators, and a tangible contribution to local weather targets for generations to return.