off architecture: jean moulin high school
off architecture: jean moulin high school off architecture: jean moulin high school
sep 15, 2009

off architecture: jean moulin high school

lycee jean moulin will be built into the hilly landscape of revin in france all images courtesy of off architecture

the architectural reconstruction project of lycee jean moulin in revin, france is to be completed by off architecture in association with duncan lewis scape architecture and jeans giacinto. located within a vast and undulating terrain with many curves, the architects want to install the new building into the topography of the landscape. they will utilize the constraints of the slope, so the school is elevated and recedes upwards, creating a pattern of movement. through incorporating the architecture into hilly surroundings, they want to ensure that the users of this new college will benefit from the natural qualities of the surrounding environment. the project is set to be completed for 2012.

an aerial view of the architecture’s receding layers

grass will be placed on the roofs of each level so that the building blends in with the green landscape appearing like a hill itself

the building blends into the surrounding flora and fauna of the valley

profile view of the elevated layers

a view of the building and the surrounding landscape from above plan of the building

a rendering of how the space will be divided – the right section of the building will predominantly be used as classrooms

an inside view of the school where natural sunlight floods through the windows

a view of the communal areas

rendering of the structural forms built into the hill

rendering of the structural forms built into the hill

rendering of the structural forms built into the hill

an aerial view of the site plan

  • Nice project, but where is it?

    claude corbier says:
  • claude,
    the project is located in revin, france.

    ridhika db says:
  • really cool! well done!

    t says:
  • I am allergic to grass! Can I get a waiver please! Actually, this is very well done in my ignorant opinion.

    Gary Reno says:
  • Incredible

    V says:
  • eco frindly total devine

    dinesh bhardwaj says:
  • stunning, transparent – congratulations

    anna.l says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
502,531 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample