Emmanuelle Colboc et Associés : Collège Robert Desnos

At Orly (94), students at Robert Desnos College have just inaugurated their new school. Focus on a bright project, dressed in brick, signed by the Parisian agency Emmanuelle Colboc and Associates.

At the origin of this project, the willingness of the Department of Val-de-Marne to replace the old Robert Desnos college in Orly, become obsolete, to offer students optimal learning conditions. Emmanuelle Colboc et Associés is entrusted with the mission of designing a new school with a capacity of 600 students, adapted to current teaching methods, energy efficient and equipped with a gymnasium accessible from the beginning. street, to be used by the city at night and on weekends to organize sports classes.

In response to this program for the less complete, the designers imagine "A building on four levels, which turns on both sides over two floors to contain the playground". The whole is a large concrete volume, isolated from the outside and covered with a brick cladding - material privileged for its timeless qualities, both in terms of aesthetics and resistance - where all the classrooms are condensed. as well as offices dedicated to administration and teachers. In order to mitigate the relatively massive aspect of the construction, bay windows and window blindfold are here widely present, optimizing the contribution of light, while favoring the views on the outside.

To the northeast, the gymnasium completes this HQE certified project. Vitré on both sides, the latter is bathed in light in the middle of the day and finally become lantern in the evening, almost as much as the poem of the author who gave his name to the equipment, which resonate here the verses: "In the night there are the wonders of the world. In the night there are no guardian angels, but there is sleep. In the night there is you. "

Project title : Robert Desnos College
City, Country: Orly (94)
Owner: General Council of Val-de-Marne
Mastery of work : Emmanuelle Colboc and Associates
Area : 7 396 m2
Cost of works: 12 500 000 € HT
Calendar : Delivery December 2016

Photographs: DR

The project is selected for the ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in the category Teaching - Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et Emmanuelle Colboc and Associates

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