SBBT Architecture : Ecole maternelle Nicolas Vanier

Ask a child to draw a house for you, he will present a square with a triangle. A simplistic representation that nevertheless continues to inspire architects. And what better way to build a kindergarten than to build a set of huts with two-sided roofs and thus to integrate in toddlers the idea that the school can also be a home?

In any case, the bias of the SBBT agency that imagines this microcosm, similar to a miniature version of the classic suburban neighborhood, to accommodate students kindergarten Barjouville (28). Composed of six volumes welcoming classrooms, kitchen and refectory, administration, courtyard and activity room, all communicates via cursives allowing students to move from one space to another in the blink of an eye. Glazed golden-glazed tile facades - some of whose colors stand out - help create unity across the different volumes.


The spaces benefit from a natural light brought by the presence of bay windows in east and south gable and valorized by the large presence of wood in the interior fittings. The whole offers warm and refined educational frameworks, conducive to the concentration of young students.
Eure et Loir being a region of culture, the school has an orchard in which children can experience the land with their little hands. This plant space also makes it possible to join the adjacent elementary school already present. To make life easier for parents, a common forecourt serves both institutions.

What to spend from early childhood to preparatory course smoothly.

The project is selected for the ADC Awards 2019 in the category Teaching / Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary

To learn more, visit the ADC Awards website et from SBBT

Photographs: Hervé Abadie

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