RENOVATION AND EXTENSION OF THE RENÉ DESCARTES SCHOOL COMPLEX IN FONTENAY-LE-FLEURY BUILT IN THE 1960s COMPRISED OF TWO BUILDINGS FOR APPROXIMATELY 520 STUDENTS
On a plot located between a residential zone and a highway, the operation to renovate the school complex made it possible to create a new relationship between the learning spaces and the exterior environment. All the existing opening were questioned with the aim of creating large openings to change the scale of the built mass vis-à-vis the neighboring buildings. The buildings’ shell was rethought and treated with grooved mineral panels to give the buildings a new image in a periurban and landscape context. A wood structure extension was slid into the first level of the preschool to complete the global volume of the operation.
Client: city of Fontenay-le-Fleury
Net surface area: 2392 m²
Project timeline: 2016-2018
Consultants: ID+ Ingenierie (general engineering)
Photograph: David Foessel
REHABILITATION LOURDE ET EXTENSION DE L’HOTEL DE VILLE DE VILLIERS-LE-BEL DANS LE CADRE DE LA CENTRALISATION DES SERVICES DE LA VILLE
Le projet a pour but de transformer un bâtiment institutionnel introverti en possibilités de dialogue avec son tissu urbain et son contexte social. Développer une écriture architecturale unique pour offrir une cohérence à cette partie du centre-ville en pleine mutation permettra à la nouvelle extension de fabriquer un dispositif qui a comme but de clarifier ce qui existe déjà. Les baguettes verticales en céramique de l’enveloppe permettent d’unir l’extension et l’existant par sa matérialité minérale. L’ensemble peut alors se lire comme un élément de négociation entre l’accumulation de différents bâtiments composant la mairie actuelle.
Inséré entre les deux bâtiments existants, la nouvelle extension s’encastre dans une emprise au sol très contrainte. Un espace résiduel se transforme alors en un hall où la transparence de la façade permet au parvis de se prolonger à l’intérieur du bâtiment tout en permettant aux citoyens d’effectuer leurs formalités en toute tranquillité. Depuis le côté ouest, le volume se sépare en toits à deux pentes afin de rappeler les origines pavillonnaires d’un petit village devenu pendant les années 60 un étonnant carrefour multiculturel.
Maître d’ouvrage : ville de Villiers-le-Bel
Surface : 2370 m²
Photograph : Maxime Verret
EXTENSION AND RESTRUCTURATION OF UNIVERSITY RESTAURANT LE PARC
Located at the heart of the park of the Cergy prefecture, the restructuring and extension of the university refectory is an opportunity to re-establish a link with a large-scale landscaped public space while adapting it to current programming requirements.
A kiosk in a mixed wood and steel structure is skillfully placed on the roof of the original refectory, creating an element in dialogue with the urban and landscape dimensions. Designed as a light pavilion on a topographic mineral base, the kiosk becomes an element of unification between the different parts of the refectory, allowing it to assert its presence while ensuring the architectural coherence of the whole. The openings of the existing building are designed in continuity with the kiosk envelope, creating a rhythmic ensemble in relation to the park.
Building on its intrinsic qualities, the interventions on the existing structure consist in reinforcing the relationship between the interior and the exterior, to bring more light and views to the refectory spaces, and to enhance their uses.
Through a sober and economical design, the project demonstrates how work on the existing building accompanies the repositioning of an ordinary programme, such as a "resto U", allowing it, through architecture, to reinterpret its uses and its programming.
Client : CROUS de Versailles
Area: 2 310m²
Project timeline: 2019-2021
Consultants: I+A Laboratoire des stuctures (structure); Choulet (MEP); Eco+construire (cost management); Arwytec (kitchen engineering); 2IDF (infrastructure); SLAM (acoustic)
STRATEGIC STUDY FOR THE REQUALIFICATION OF THE EASTERN CENTER OF THE CITY OF HONFLEUR
Client : Communauté de Communes du Pays de Honfleur–Beuzeville (CCPHB)
Surface : 21 ha
Calendar: 2022-2023 (ongoing)
Consultants: TTK (mandataire, mobilités); Franges Paysage (landscape)
CONSTRUCTION OF A BUILDING OF 28 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS IN PARIS
Client : Paris Habitat OPH
Net surface area : 850 m²
Project time line: 2020-2022 (under construction)
Consultants: Atelier Masse (structure); Innovation Fluides (HQE et fluides); Grandfils (économiste); Adret (environnement)
Illustration: Martin Etienne
CONSTRUCTION OF JAURES PRE-SCHOOL CENTER LOCATED IN ATHIS-MONS
Through its position, the new building will complete the school complex while reworking its main entrance. Imagined as an element inserted into its river and railroad territory, the building is placed on a base that will permit the children to avoid too great exposure to the street while transforming the constraint induced by the level of the highest water into a project opportunity.
Its architectonic concrete envelope is considered an element that is both protective and one that changes the image of the different temporalities and is connected to nearby activities.
Client : Ville d'Athis-Mons
Surface area : 610 m²
Project timeline : 2018-2019
Consultants: Astuce béton (structure) ; Sunsquare (MEP, HEQ); Conpas (planning)
Photograph: Schnepp Renou
CONSTRUCTION OF A COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Orly area, known mainly for its airport activities, is above all an inhabited district. The site seems to be a place apart, belonging both to the great landscape of the airport and to the intimacy of this fringe of the city, composed of a suburban fabric and logistics buildings. Facing the runways, the rooms are laid out in two cubic volumes of the same dimensions, which attempt to move away from the hangar typology to get closer to the domestic scale of the house. Two readings of the building are offered at distant and close views by a play of imbrications and materialities between the volumes of the rooms, which take up the typology of the gabled house, while the cubic metal envelope responds to the contiguous industrial hangars.
The building's structure, designed entirely in timber frame, houses a large convivial space that can be divided into two or three rooms, the deep beam drops of which form acoustic alcoves. The alternation of porticos and wooden beams imparts rhythm to the interior of the rooms, revealing the building's constructive system and giving it a domestic atmosphere.
The perforated corrugated cladding of the façade complex gives the whole its public and institutional dimension, allowing the village hall to reinforce its presence in this peri-urban landscape and to offer a changing and renewed image of the facility through the play of reflections and transparency.
Designed through a grammar dictated by a strong economy of means (less than 1900 €/m²), the new Orly Festival Hall remains generous in its uses and functioning, allowing the municipality to host multiple events on a site with emblematic territorial links for Orly.
Client : Ville d'Orly
Surface area : 630m²
Project timeline: 2018-2021
Consultants: LM ingénierie (structure) ; Axpacaal (MEP)
CONSTRUCTION OF A RESIDENCE OF 110 UNITS FOR STUDENTS
Net surface area : 2910m²
Project timeline: 2017-2022
Consultants: Pouget (MEP), ES BAT (structure), Sous Les Fraises (urban agricolture), QUIOS (sustainability and acoustic)
Photograph : Clément Guillaume
LIMAY GRAND EST : URBAN STUDY FOR THE URBAN RENEWAL OF THE HAUTES-BASSES MEUNIÈRES AND CHAMPARTS-WILSON-LA CHASSE AREAS
While focusing on existing and future local potential, Limay Grand Est projects itself into its territory and asserts itself as an equipped, sustainable suburban neighborhood with a quality of life based on the potential of its open spaces.
- The northern neighborhood will be registered as a functional pole thanks to its numerous facilities, its mastered and equipped landscapes directly connected to the rehabilitated dwellings. As for the South neighborhood, its development as a gateway to the new neighborhood remains essential.
- The territory already has the landscape potential of the green corridor, which, by enhancing and improving them, will requalify the open spaces at the scale of the residences and the great landscape.
- The urban development of Limay Grand Est will make the district radiate in its territory by registering it in an exemplary approach of sustainable development.
Client : Grand Paris Seine & Oise
Surface area : 42 ha
Project timeline : 2020-2022
Consultants : Davide Costelli (landscape); Tetra (program); Paris Sud Aménagement (strategy and urban economy); Capterre (environment)
Pictures: Clément Guillaume
REHABILITATION AND EXTENTION OF 140 STUDENT HOUSES
Client : CROUS de Versailles
Net surface area : 4 405 m²
Project time line: 2021-2023 (under construction)
Consultants: I+A (structure); SOLab (HQE, acoustique et fluides); Eco+Construire (économiste); Samex (désamiantage)
Photograph : Clément Guillaume
CONSTRUCTION OF SPORT CENTER AMANDIERS IN PARIS
Client : Ville de Paris (direction de la jeunesse et des sports)
Surface area: 3280 m²
Project timeline: 2018-2021 (under construction)
Consultants : LGX (general engineering), A2C Sport (sport consultant)
Photograph : Clément Guillaume
URBAN RENEWAL OF DOMAINE BEAUREGARD
En regardant et en "habitant" Beauregard, le travail d'enquête a permis de définir le site en trois territoires habités : le versant, les îlots, le sous-bois. Notre stratégie est de réinterroger le paradigme de ce "Quartier Jardin" pour considérer Beauregard comme un "Parc-Habité". Définir de nouvelles façons d'habiter et d’y vivre, intensifier les qualités intrinsèques de cette cité-jardin en optimisant le foncier et en revalorisant l'existant, tels sont les enjeux du projet qui prennent en considération l’histoire et le patrimoine du quartier.
Client : Ville de La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Elogie Siemp
Surface area : 61 ha
Project timeline: 2018-2019
Consultants: Taktyk (landscaper); Tetra (programation); Paris Sud Amenagement (strategy and cost management)
Photos: Clément Guillaume
EXTENSION AND REHABILITATION OF A STUDENT REFECTORY OF A 1970s SCHOOL COMPLEX
The restructuring and extension of the school refectory was the opportunity to expand its capacities to face the increase of the boarders, while offering a qualitative catering space in connection with the school, its courtyard and environment.
Located in an islet made up of a row of buildings - themselves comprising extensions and fenced outdoor spaces – the project involves working on thresholds, boundaries and indoor-outdoor routes as a design fertilizer. The extension leans against an imposing building with a rational architecture housing the classrooms and developing generous openings favourably facing south.
In order to underline its belonging to the school while enhancing its architecture, the volume of the extension is defined by a double wall parallel to the existing facade, which gives a new thickness to the refectory settled on the ground floor. This wall, made of self-insulating bricks lined with terracotta cladding, creates a simple, economical and high-performance envelope. The materiality of the terracotta bricks with sharp joints asserts the presence of the extension while fitting harmoniously into the residential and traditional architecture of Sartrouville. The extension is thus a punctual addition to the existing building, particularly through the green roof, directly visible from the upper floors of the school. The added volume takes advantage of wide lateral openings towards the courtyard to the east and a wooded area to the west, while framing punctual and calibrated views towards the sports ground. The refectory is elongated into the extension to take advantage of the natural light, a reorganisation that allowed the complete restructuring of the office and the integration of a self-service area.
In a context where the relationship between the refectory and the school playground appeared very weak, the extension now makes it possible to re-establish both a functional link and an asserted architectural dialectic.
Client: city of Sartrouville
Surface area: 550m²
Project timeline: 2017 -2020
Consultants: SG (structure), Sunsquare (MEP, sustainability)
CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW COMMUNITY CENTRE
Situated within the landscape of Mauldre valley, the community center will become the convergence point among all the rural villages gravitating around the town of Beynes.
The project will stand alone in the territory, away from all urban structures. Nevertheless it is meant to create a link between the pavilion house and the scale of a road structured rural landscape.
The building is composed of three materials : the process-colored concrete base anchors the volume to the ground ; the plywood cladding panels make the transition between interior and exterior ; the corrugated steel roof panels give the structure lightness creating a boundary between the sky and the landscape.
Client : Ville de Beynes
Surface area : 400 m²
Project timeline: 2018-2023 (under construction)
Consultants: Atelier Masse (structure) ; Sunsquare (MEP); Cabinet Philippe Grandfils (cost management); Atelier Climatique (sustainability); Slam (acoustic)
33 housing units
Yutz (57) – Fr
Socio-cultural Pavilion and public spaces
La Verrière (78) – Fr
Urban study of the Beauregard domain
La Celle Saint-Cloud (78) – Fr
Salle des fêtes
Orly (91) – Fr
Salle des fêtes
Beynes (78) – Fr
24 housing units
Courbevoie (92) – Fr
Construction of a pedagogic farm
Janville-sur-Juine (91) – Fr
Urban renewal of a square
Avellino – It