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Eugeni Pons

Our Favourites: Three Colour-Intensive Projects by Dominique Coulon

We have selected for you three projects for children and young people by Dominique Coulon that playfully create colorful spaces: an intensely luminous school complex near Paris, a playful fortress for children in Buhl and an primary school in Montpellier whose volumes are reminiscent of resemble building blocks.

A Colourful Universe: The Simone Veil Group School Complex

With a great love of materials and courage in colour, Dominique Coulon & Associés have combined a day-care centre and primary school in a single school complex. At first glance, this three-storey, relatively deep structure is colourful, disorderly and mischievous. Juts and recesses work to break up the cubature and create various lighting scenarios, while concepts for colour and materiality give a sense of orientation. Arranged according to the children’s ages and requirements, the spaces change as the building rises.

Client: Stadt Colombes
Architecture: dominique coulon & associés
Location: 3 rue Marguerite Yourcenar, 92700 Colombes (FR)

A Pink Fortress: Day-Care Centre by Dominique Coulon & Associés

This day-care centre by Dominique Coulon & Associés exudes a certain cosy warmth. Most of the interior surfaces are smooth and white, but the vivid accents spread throughout the inside as though they had been multiplied in a kaleidoscope. Floor-depth windows and an inner courtyard allow the children, from the littlest ones to the preschool group, views of the outdoors.

Client: CC Région de Guebwiller
Architecture: dominique coulon & associés
Location: 14, rue de la fabrique, Buhl (FR)

Stacked: Primary School and Day Care in Montpellier

The individual parts of the André Malraux Primary School and Day Care have been arranged like stacked building blocks.

Client: Ville de Montpellier
Architecture: dominique coulon & associés
Location: 89 Avenue Joan Miro 34 000 Montpellier (FR)

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