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Cusy Maraval Architectes et Hamerman Rouby Architectes : Lycée Germaine Tillion

In Occitania, this high school designed by the agencies Cusy Maraval Architects and Hamerman Rouby Architects is the result of a twofold concern: to offer students a pleasant place to study, while bringing consistency to the site housing two other schools.

Built in place of the former Lycée Andréossy, Castelnaudary (11), this new school, named in honor of the Resistant Germaine Tillion, implied for agencies Cusy Maraval Architects and Hamerman Rouby to meet the pragmatic needs inherent to this type of programs of course ... but not only! Because the site also houses two other institutions of the same kind, implying a more global vision. As a result of this the designers have chosen to adopt a "Unifying". "It's a gathering project", they specify.

In addition to all concrete equipment, they have redesigned the overall layout of the plot. A large-scale operation motivated by the characteristics of the site "Suited it perfectly", argue the agencies Cusy Maraval and Hamerman Rouby. "Very open on the agricultural landscape, planted with remarkable trees, it immediately evokes the idea of ​​the Anglo-Saxon campus". A single central aisle now distributes the three institutions, including the Germaine Tillion high school of course, taking advantage of its environment: "The trees of the Campus can not remain simple decorative elements of the landscape we imagined an architecture of courtyards, patios, walls and galleries which comes closer to the vegetation", add the designers. Concrete manifestation of this bias, the claustras, omnipresent, which provide original framing and thus raise students' awareness of the issue of views. Perfect for a learning place dedicated to the building trades!

Project title : Germaine Tillion High School
City, Country: Castelnaudary (11)
Owner: Region Occitanie
Mastery of work : Cusy Maraval Architects (Mandate) and Hamerman Rouby Architects (associate)
Area : 21 500 m2
Cost of works: 41 198 700 € HT
Calendar : Delivery September 2017

Photographies : Pierre Rouby

The project is winner of the ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in Teaching category - Kindergarten, primary and secondary

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site, of Cusy Maraval Architects et from Hamerman Rouby

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