SAINT-EXUPERY SCHOOL CAMPUS
REDEVELOPMENT OF A SECONDARY BOARDING SCHOOL AND ITS ACCOMODATION FACILITIES
The Saint-Exupery school campus was constructed in 1967 by architects Louis G. Noviant and Roger Michaud, in accordance with the tastes of the period, as a set of block-like buildings arranged around a large landscaped space.
This full-renovation project started in the early 2000's, comprising the accomodation facilities, vocational school and secondary school in 2014. Given the degradation of the buildings, we decided to retain only the beam-column structure in reinforced concrete. We created new facades in which the thermal envelope is composed of cladding in bricks of different colours, whose chromatic variations contrast with the repetition of the theme. Inside the structure, new, more functional double height spaces were organised, which revealed the building's construction principle.
The exteriors were also overhauled, organised on terraces that enclosed the school's accommodation facilities without need for a wall or railings.