chartier dalix architectes builds green-roofed rosalind school and dormitory
chartier dalix architectes builds green-roofed rosalind school and dormitory chartier dalix architectes builds green-roofed rosalind school and dormitory
dec 06, 2015

chartier dalix architectes builds green-roofed rosalind school and dormitory

chartier dalix architectes builds green-roofed rosalind school and dormitory
image © david foessel




french practice chartier dalix architectes has recently completed the rosalind school complex and student dormitory located in ivry currently undergoing a large scale urban development project to connect it to the city of paris. the site sits on the edge of newly developed communities and an untouched natural landscape stretching out to the horizon, which led to a design that would attempt to find a symbiosis between these two worlds.

image © david foessel




angular wings wrap around two south-facing courtyards that contain playgrounds and insure that each space enjoys an outdoor view and natural light. above the building, green roofs create a landscape that seem to extend the adjacent meadow and are visible from the library’s reading room. a garden terrace accessible from the 1st level public spaces is equipped to grow vegetables which the students have as a learning opportunity. the dormitory building is located as far north on the site as possible to give it a certain degree of independence and also ensures that it would not tower over the school itself ensuring a maximum amount of sunlight at all times.

image © david foessel

image © david foessel

image © david foessel

green roof view from above
image © takuji shimmura

transparent structures emerge from a green roofscape
image © david foessel

rooftop view
image © david foessel

glass walls offer views of the central courtyards
image © david foessel

gymnasium space
image © takuji shimmura

exterior hallways with metal screening
image © takuji shimmura

classroom interior
image © takuji shimmura

image © takuji shimmura






project info:



location: quartier moulins à lille
contractor: conseil général du nord / ville de lille
architect: chartier dalix architectes [mandataire] / avantpropos architectes [associés]
bet: hdm ingénierie [fluides, structure] / act environnement [hqe] / becquart [économie] / flandres analyses [acoustique] / kvds [paysagiste] / studio joran briand [designer]
net surface area: 13,853 sqm shon
cost: 21 m€ before tax
program: lower secondary school of 500 students, boarding house with 100 beds, disabled sports complex with type c hall (concert) and for cultural purposes (dance studio, band hall…)
calendar: delivered september 2015
heq: lower secondary school certified by certivea, 3 tp targets (highly efficient) and 6 p targets (efficient) / sports complex: hqe (high environmental quality) approach
visuals: takuji shimmura, david foesser

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