The Lycée La Plaine, a large building characterized by its perfect inscription in the urban landscape and by a very good mastery of materials, which evolve to better accompany the journey of users. Because harmony is essential to your daily life, TECHNAL imagines smart joineries creating well-being.

This new school brings together an international high school and its boarding school, located in the heart of the ZAC Montjoie, south of the city of Saint-Denis. By its size and its extensive program of 15 square meters, it represents a double stake, urban and architectural. The Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés agency wanted to imagine a project largely open to the city and participating in the daily life of the inhabitants.

The volumes rise to reveal perspectives and visual connections between the public space, the forecourt, the courtyard, the courtyard or the interior gardens. This transparency is reflected in the facade thanks to the GEODE curtain walls used.

Careful technical work has been carried out by the certified aluminum manufacturer TECHNAL France 2000 on these GEODE curtain walls to incorporate, on the outside, wooden pilasters that adorn the aluminum uprights of the TECHNAL solutions. Inside, the slender profiles act as stiffeners. They contain and order the spatiality of the hall. To the south, the vertical wooden blades, cut in curves, offer a protective sunshade to the professional teaching rooms. The play between aluminum and wood is reinforced by the choice of colors of TECHNAL joinery. A bronze tone that melts into the wood shell and opposes white concrete.

TECHNAL is a French company offering aluminum construction systems designed to inspire contemporary architecture. Its world-renowned expertise and its ever more inventive and efficient technical solutions allow it to create harmony between the building and the human, between the building and its urban context. TECHNAL solutions adapt to each project thanks to the development of customized solutions to meet new architectural challenges.

To learn more, visit the TECHNAL website

Photographies : Stefan Tuchila

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