• Programme : School complex of 16 class rooms for kindergarten and primary education, 32 student apartments. Zac Porte de Paris, Saint-Denis
  • Location : ZAC de Paris, Saint-Denis, 93.
  • Calendar : Competition : 2010.
  • Client : Ville de Saint-Denis / Espacil Habitat.
  • Architecture team : Hamonic + Masson : architecte mandataire (Gaëlle Hamonic, Jean-Christophe Masson, Sandie Poriel, César Silva, Marie-Agnès de Bailliencourt).
  • Cost : 9 530 000 € HT.
  • Surface : 4000 m² pour le groupe scolaire / 877 m² pour la résidence étudiante.

2010_ School complex + 32 student apartments, Saint-Denis (93)

A simple, straightforward idea: to combine action and reflection. The lower level of the building is an extension of the town itself, where everyone comes together in the playground and cafeteria: dynamic and noisy spaces. The upper level houses the classrooms and library: places of learning. The shape of the building ensures that the recreational areas maintain a sensible scale without empty, unused spaces. This is no outsized playground where the distances are out of proportion with the dimensions of a child’s world. The pre-school and primary school are situated around patios, creating a friendly atmosphere.