yoonseux architectes extends j jaures ii primary school and garden in france yoonseux architectes extends j jaures ii primary school and garden in france
apr 04, 2014

yoonseux architectes extends j jaures ii primary school and garden in france

yoonseux architectes extends j jaures ii primary school with garden in france
all images courtesy of yoonseux architectes




in response to a growing number of pupils, ‘the jaurès primary school’ has been extended by french studio yoonseux architectes with a linear row of volumes with a garden that runs alongside them. located in the livry gargan town, north of paris, the project connects the two existing buildings and was informed by the idea of formulating an ‘open edge’ between the inside and outside, the new and old. all of the classrooms and the yard are orientated towards this lining strip of greenery, offering a series of views to the natural landscape. the use of larch wood on the both the exterior and interior helps to merge these two elements, while also providing a warm and organic atmosphere for the students. upon approach, the pupils are guided through a long corridor of opaque glass until they enter the learning spaces where uninterrupted vistas of the sky and trees are granted.


larch wood is used on both the outside and inside to create a warm atmosphere


wooden materials were applied throughout to give children a sense of comfort and well-being


view of the corridor that is lined with opaque glass


view of the garden from the classrooms with ‘sango kaku’ trees displayed in the center of triptych windows


the interior spaces connect with the linear garden


detail of the use of larch wood


coat and bag hangers


concept diagram



project info:


project name: primary school j.jaurès ii
architects: yoonseux architectes
location: livry-gargan, france
project team: philippe seux, kyunglan yoon
project area: 530 m2
project year: 2013-2014
photographs: fabrice dunou



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