Hessamfar et Verons : Groupe scolaire à Saint-Cyr

In the heart of the Parc de Montjoie in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (37), the Bordeaux agency Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Venons architects are erecting a new school complex, completing the town planning operation Coeur de Ville II. Airy and warm, the whole dialogue with its wooded environment and promises young students to learn in an exceptional setting.

The town of Saint-Cyr benefits from an idyllic setting, offering its inhabitants an offer of nature in the heart of the conurbation. The various rivers - the Loire and the Choisille - allied with the green valleys of the region allow the actors of the commune to conceive a local urban planning plan focused on this urban green network contributing to the quality of life of the locals.


Inscribed in this PLU, the School Group signed Marjan Hessmafar & Joe Voulez assure its young residents to benefit from a learning environment in the middle of nature through the establishment of 13 classes and sports equipment. To the north, the plot opens onto one of the main arteries of the city and ends on a dead end, to the south.

The silhouette of the project, slender and horizontal highlights the wooded area and discreetly integrates into the Parc de Montjoie. A volumetry accentuated by the treatment of the roof generating yards and covered spaces for children. The pierced roof also lets vegetation pass from the ground floor to the first level. A special place given to natural elements that can also be found in the courtyard, punctuated by planted slopes, as well as in R + 1 where the accessible green roof provides additional recreational space for students.

The U-shaped building consists of a school group located in the lower part of the land when the volume of the gymnasium is installed in a more discreet part of the plot, at the rear. The façades alternate between glass and metal and are punctuated by a metallic structure and wooden joists.
This warm material is present in the interior spaces, creating classrooms conducive to concentration, largely lit thanks to the large space given to the bay windows.

A project that brings together interior and exterior with brilliance!

Project title : School group
City, Country: Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (37)
Owner: City of Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire
Mastery of work : Hessamfar and Verons
Area : 3243 m² SDP
Cost of works: 7 000 000 € HT
Calendar : 2019 delivery

To learn more, visit the Hessamfar and Verons site

Photographs / Illustrations: Jean-François Tremege

Zoe Térouinard

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