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La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
Client: Town of La Celle-Saint-Cloud
Project team: Maria Enescu & Simon El Hage
Landscape Architects: SCHÉMAA
Design team: Maria Enescu & Simon El Hage
Photographer: David Foessel
The new recreation center integrates the site of the Morel de Vindé school group. It is positioned perpendicular to the existing gymnasium and leans against a planted embankment.
Through the integration of the project into the planted embankment, a dialogue takes place between architecture and the landscape.
The new extracurricular equipment has a double, East-West, orientation. The activity spaces open to the west on the courtyard. To the east, roof sheds offer views towards the planted embankment and the sky.
The classrooms thus benefit from a variety of views and atmospheres, natural sunlight that changes during the day, and natural ventilation.
The volumes of the activity rooms are treated as two independent elements that project onto the courtyard.
The building is made of timber frame and cladding. The facade work is based on a rational, simple grid design for optimal integration into the built context.