this school in perthes-en-gâtinais comprises multiple gabled wooden volumes

this school in perthes-en-gâtinais comprises multiple gabled wooden volumes

‘school la rouche’ by tracks architectes is located in a green pedestrian area, in the heart of the historic town of perthes-en-gâtinais, in the south of region seine and marne, france. the project is built in both wood framing and cladding, while its linear layout creates a spacious area that encourages the ongoing pedestrian nature of the kindergarten location. this new space is visually generous and reinforces the bucolic and intimate nature of the kids into which the new equipment is inserted. this park provides the opportunity to continue its inscription in the history of the city and offers a generous space appropriable for all perthes residents and their children.



the form of the structure derives its archetypal and typical geometry from the historic town center. the shape reinterprets the iconic profile to draw an appropriable symbol. the pitched roof draws a house like a child would do — simple, iconic, and graphical.



the courtyard is composed of a large space as an extension of the yard. located at the back of the school, there is an educational garden that is composed of elevated gardening trays for the youngest. an area dedicated to rainwater collection also creates a favorable environment for the development of biodiversity.












project info:


name: school la rouche

architects: tracks architectes

location: perthes-en-gâtinais, france

photography: guillaume amat


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