Children’s centre, Romainville

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How to create a landscape at the core of a neighbourhood under construction, while providing an effective educational facility?

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    The density of the future neighbourhood means that it is organized on several levels. On the ground floor of the children’s centre is a creche, on the first floor a nursery school, on the second a primary school.
    Each level is matched to the corresponding ages and uses, but also to specific timeframes in its lighting and spatial layout.
    Each floor has its own terrace playgrounds, forming a sequence of pictorial landscapes in which Vassily Kandinsky’s birch forests meet the solid colours of David Hockney’s pools. It is a playful world for children to explore, made up of multiple colours, scents and shapes. Together they form a fifth landscape, a facade for the neighbourhood to enjoy.

     

    The simple, straight and functional lines of the building enhance its urban character. They are enlivened by the abundant vegetation and enhanced by the multiform variations in the ground surface, which offer the promise of a plethora of games and discoveries. It is a place where the city and the world of childhood meet.

  • SPECIFICATIONS

    CLIENT
    Ville de Romainville

    LOCATION
    Youri Gagarine area, Romainville (93)

    BUDGET
    € 9,5 M ex-Tax

    SURFACE AREA
    3 914 sqm SDP
    3 211 sqm outdoor

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    Architect: COSA
    Team: Noémie Marechal with Florian De Clercq, Ovidiu Gabor, Pauline Lefort, Adélie Quénot
    Landscape architect: D Paysage
    Structural engineering: BSO
    Fluids engineering and environmental approach: Nicolas Ingénieries
    Acoustics: Jean-Paul Lamoureux
    Economics: BMF

    ASSIGNMENTS
    Basic studies + partial execution studies

    SCHEDULE
    Competition 2015

    PROGRAMME
    Two phases construction of a children’s centre including a 10 classes nursery school, a welcome class, a 10 classes primary school, a 70 cribs creche and demolition of the present nursery school

    BIM Level 1

    ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH
    HEQ approach – all areas
    RT 2012 certification -20% for bioclimatic performance (Bbio) and total Primary Energy consumption (CEP)
    Solar hot water production
    Rainwater recycling

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