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Architects: Bien Urbain – atelier d’architecture, Fayolle Pilon architectes associés
Client: OGEC Notre-Dame des Oiseaux
Project team: Bien Urbain – atelier d’architecture, Fayolle Pilon architectes associés, Arcadis, DJ A.M.O, Arwytec Landscape Architects: Bien Urbain – atelier d’architecture + Fayolle Pilon architectes associés
Design team: Bien Urbain – atelier d’architecture, Fayolle Pilon architectes associés
Photographer: 11h45 – Florent Michel
Designed with the Fayolle Pilon architectes associés team, the extension-renovation of the Notre-Dame des Oiseaux high school is implanted on Michel-Ange street, in the heart of the 16th district of Paris.
Besides the partial refurbishment of a 19th-century building, the project needed the demolition of an old dilapidated pavilion, in order to implement a rich, complex structure including laboratories, classrooms, offices, a library, an extension of the existing dining hall, and a buried gymnasium.
The Institution is implanted in a large urban landscape leading from the Bois de Boulogne to the Seine river, although the adjoining streets were created in 1862. The new building is becoming part of the existing built-up front.
The architecture is defined by its simplicity and sobriety, to look for an inscription in a long period of time that characterizes both the city and the Institution, and its values.
The architecture expresses a specific work on masonry, reinterpreted in a contemporary way in the volumes and the work of the bays. Its materiality, dominated by brick, concrete, and glass, finds kinship within both the establishment and the Michel-Ange street.