A new college in a French village : an innovative learning environment, sustainable and pedagogical
The architecture of the school is marked by the coloured orientable brise soleil slats, which form a cameo reminiscent of the surrounding nature.
Project Name: A new college in a French village
Office Name: CoCo architecture / Jean de Giacinto Architecture Composite
Office Website: www.cocoarchitecture.fr / www.jean-de-giacinto.com
Firm Location: CoCo architecture 16 rue des Alpes 26400 CREST
Design Team: CoCo architecture mandataire, Jean de Giacinto architecte, Atelier Roberta, BETREC, Terre Eco, Sigma, GBA cuisine, atelier Nomades architecture, CCG, frédérique f.thomas, Anne-Flore Labrunie
Location: Champier (38) – France
Photography Credits: Edouard Decam
Other Credits: CoCo architecture and JDGC
Program: Construction of a new college for 700 students, corporate housing, a gymnasium and a sports tray.
Lead Architects: CoCo architecture
Photo Credits: Edouard Decam
Thus, the building functions as a piece of landscape, forming a foreground to the wooded hill from the road. The vertical rhythms, evolving with the seasons and the users, sequence the building, as the tree trunks give rhythm to the forest.
The college is designed as an urban piece, articulating a new part of the village of Champier by ensuring the covisibility of the equipment with the public space.
Its base is made of translucent or opalescent glass, revealing a modular room, the art room and the entrance hall. The courtyard is open to the esplanade while the half-board interfaces with the main street. The gymnasium, shared with the commune, also contributes to also contributes to the dynamics that such a facility the dynamics that such a facility brings to the village. It has ground floor which communicates with the with the interior street. Outside of school hours, the the gymnasium gives life to the village with a polycarbonate façade that which illuminates the landscape.