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
Area: 7445m2
Year: 2020
Location:  Champier (38) – France
Consultants:
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

A new college in a French village By CoCo architecture and Jean de Giacinto Composite - Sheet5
©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.

A new college in a French village By CoCo architecture and Jean de Giacinto Composite - Sheet7
©Edouard Decam

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.

A new college in a French village By CoCo architecture and Jean de Giacinto Composite - Sheet9
©Edouard Decam

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.

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