Architectures Raphaël Gabrion : Pôle Culturel

Located in the southern suburbs of Paris, in Courcouronnes (91), the Georges Brassens high school is now embellished with a cultural center intended to host the artistic activities proposed by the establishment. An enticing program hidden behind a semi-buried monolith designed by Raphael Gabrion Architectures.

Built to echo the existing buildings of the school institution dating from 1983, the set atypical volumetry is characterized by thick stone gabion facades from Degan quarries, in Val-d'Oise (95) which , by their hue and texture, recall the prefabricated panels constituting the walls of the original school.

Partially recessed, the linear walk-in building houses a variety of programs that host a wide range of activities, including a theater, music, video editing and shooting room. To enter this temple of creation, students descend a series of steps placed outside leading them to the semi-buried building whose entrance is illuminated zenith by a slot on the ceiling, structuring the whole inside. immaculate. A minimalist architectural bias that allows students to modify the spaces according to the scenography.
An achievement offering a whole new dimension to the teaching of visual and audio arts, still too rare in secondary schools.

Project title : Cultural pole
City, Country: Courcouronnes (91)
Owner: Essonne Aménagement, Île-de-France Region and Lycée Georges Brassens
Mastery of work : Architectures Raphaël Gabrion
Area : 3 350 m2
Cost of works: 2 350 000 € HT
Calendar : 2016 delivery

The project is selected for les ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in Special Awards category - Architecture and Landscape

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et Architect Raphael Gabrion 

Photographs: Javier Callejas

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