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Stacked: Primary School and Day Care in Montpellier

The complex is located on a small, triangular lot in the middle of a new residential area in Montpellier. Dominique Coulon & associés designed the André Malraux Primary School and Day Care with terraces and inner courtyards, bright classrooms, areas to play and romp – all in a soft shade of pink.  The individual volumes, which are all connected, at first glance seem to have been stacked willy-nilly. However, every component is devoted to certain functions: the ground floor is home to the reception, offices, day care, leisure activities, dormitories and play areas for the day-care children. The other two storeys are for the primary school. Since the schoolchildren’s playground is on the roof of the day care, the kids have direct access to the playground from the classrooms; they do not have to walk through the rest of the building to reach it.  Daylight floods into the building thanks to large windows and many open spaces. Moreover, the windows on both sides of the classrooms support natural ventilation.
more Information: Project: André Malraux Schulen in MontpellierAssistants: Fanny Liénart, Olivier PoulatSite supervision: Steve Letho Duclos, Olivier PoulatArchitect: Dominique Coulon & associés; Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos Engineers and advisors: Structural engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
Sanitary work: Solares Bauen
Electrical work: BET G.Jost
Calculation: E3 économie
Acoustic: Euro Sound-Projekt
Landscaper: Bruno Kubler Construction companies: Statik, Erdbau, Kanalisation und Straßenbau (BEC Construction), spezielle Fundamente (Franki Fondations), Metall (CIM Massol), Wasserschutz-Dach (Soprema), Aussenschreinerei (Mistral fenêtres), Außenisolierung (Iso Therm Habitat ), Metallwerke (Serrurerie Delmas), Außenanlagen (Colas), Grünflächen (Pousse Clanet), Holzinnenausbau (Ducrot), Putz (Société Frontignanaise de plâtrerie), geklebte Bodenflächen (SPC), Fliesenboden (Art et Technique du Bâtiment) , Malerei (Entreprise Languedoc Chantier), Aufzug (CFA Compagnie Française d'Ascenseurs), Strom (SPIE Sud Ouest), Heizung, Lüftung und Entwässerung (Temperia). Completion: 2015 Photos: Eugeni Pons, Fotograf
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