archi5 integrates marcel sembat high school with french landscape
 
archi5 integrates marcel sembat high school with french landscape archi5 integrates marcel sembat high school with french landscape
apr 06, 2014

archi5 integrates marcel sembat high school with french landscape

archi5 integrates marcel sembat high school with french landscape
photo © sergio grazia
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archi5 has completed ‘marcel sembat high school’, an educational facility situated on an abandoned suburb in the northern french region of rouen. offering technical teaching on the subject of automobiles and vehicle mechanics, the brief called for vast volumes with high ceilings and large surfaces. the scale of the program meant that the project involved landscape design, architecture and town planning.

 

envisioned as a clearing between a large park and the city, the development is integrated within its context with green-roofs that cover the workshops below. starting at the edge of the site, the structure’s design features fluid lines and slopes that blend naturally with the landscape. the roof’s design allows natural light to permeate the structure, while protecting internal volumes from the sun’s heat. internally, classrooms are positioned alongside the workshops, sharing a direct visual relationship and connecting intellectual and manual activities.

archi5 marcel sembat high school designboom
the educational facility is situated on an abandoned suburb in northern france
photo © sergio grazia

archi5 marcel sembat high school designboom
the development is integrated within its context with green-roofs that cover the workshops below
photo © sergio grazia

archi5 marcel sembat high school designboom
the structure’s design features fluid lines and slopes that blend naturally with the landscape
photo © sergio grazia

archi5 marcel sembat high school designboom
the roof’s design allows natural light to permeate the structure
photo © sergio grazia

archi5 marcel sembat high school designboom
the school offers technical teaching on the subject of automobiles and vehicle mechanics
photo © sergio grazia

archi5 marcel sembat high school designboom
classrooms are positioned alongside the workshops, sharing a direct visual relationship
photo © sergio grazia

archi5 marcel sembat high school designboom
the scale of the program meant that the project involved landscape design, architecture and town planning
photo © sergio grazia

archi5 marcel sembat high school designboom
the brief called for vast volumes with high ceilings and large surfaces
photo © sergio grazia

 

 

project info:

 

architects: archi5
client: haute normandie district
location: sotteville-lès-rouen, france
area: 12,764 sqm
collaborators: b. huidobro / IOSIS ouest / SPEC / ABC décibel
steel structure contractor: constructions métalliques charondière
main contractor: millery colas
steel structure size: 83 x 141m
steel structure weight: 1,000 tons

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