zigzag architecture joins lille briand buisson nadaud school
zigzag architecture joins lille briand buisson nadaud school zigzag architecture joins lille briand buisson nadaud school
jan 31, 2014

zigzag architecture joins lille briand buisson nadaud school

zigzag architecture joins lille briand buisson nadaud school
images © julien lanoo
all images courtesy of zigzag architecture




french studio zigzag architecture has restructured the surrounding environment of the ‘briand buisson nadaud’ school complex with a new intervention. located in the outlying suburbs of lille in france, the projects aligns the volume against an existing building. combining a nursery and primary school together, the different programs are set next to one another.


respecting the historic façade, the joined functions manage to assume a strong interface with their brick wall backdrop. the horizontal addition is clad in wood, highlighting the contrast between the two through an abstraction of shapes and expression of materials. dark, elongated lines and an interplay between the inside and outside spaces increases the overall sense of juxtaposition. the classrooms are divided by voids in between, connecting the learning zones to exterior world and filtering in high levels of daylight.


the school complex is set against an existing building on the outskirts of lille in france


a new, horizontal wooden volume is set against the original structure


the classrooms are separated by internal courtyards


view showing the lines of the wooden cladding


the interface between the two volumes


the voids in between help connect the inside spaces to the outside world




the ‘groupe scolaire briand buisson nadaud’


site plan


floor plan




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