ateliers O-S architectes: gymnase scolaire with rhythmic skin ateliers O-S architectes: gymnase scolaire with rhythmic skin
oct 04, 2013

ateliers O-S architectes: gymnase scolaire with rhythmic skin

ateliers O-S architectes: gymnase scolaire with rhythmic skin
image © cecile septet
all images courtesy of ateliers O-S architectes




parisian architecture firm ateliers O-S architectes integrates ‘gymnase scolaire’ onto a small site flanked by a railway embankment in the ZAC bords de seine area of ville d’asnieres-sur-seine, france. with tight constraints of the narrow plot, the design takes advantage of the elevated land at the back of the plot for placing locker rooms and toilets. pushing the public program toward the street allows the south facade to remain open to practice fields and the river seine beyond. the building’s skin maintains a rhythmic pattern of structure and mullions that unify the different finishes. at the ground level, fritted glass allows visual connection between the gymnasium and the city, while giving the building pedestrian scale. above this aperture and wrapping around the exterior, punched metal panels are highlighted by vertical illuminations that complement the neighboring architecture. inside, laminated veneer lumber beams at the roof give rhythm and depth to the unobstructed space.



the façade is cut away to reveal the main entrance
image © cecile septet



large windows at the ground level create a relationship with the street
image © cecile septet



clerestory and skylight supplement daylighting that enters from the street-level lites
image © cecile septet



a fritted glass pattern
image © cecile septet



the exterior skin maintains rhythm between its diverse finishes
image © cecile septet



the gymnasium is a beacon at night
image © cecile septet





project info:

client: ville d’asnieres-sur-seine

planning  schedule:
completed – septembre 2013

gymnasium: 1 685 000 €  ht
landscaping: 1 259 000 € ht

shon : 1 001 m²

project team:
vincent baur, guillaume colboc, gaël le nouëne, aurélie louesdon, elise moreau

HVAC & plumbing: bethac
economist: mdetc 
structure: EVP
landscape: ateliers paysages et lumière,

entreprises building company:
nord france construction

photos copyright:
cecile septet

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