Bailly School Complex
The shape of the roof and the glazed brick give reference to the lanterns in cathedrals.
The Bailly School Complex, on the rue de Bailly, is situated on a site being developed by Plaine Commune who sees the project as an initiator for the reorganization of the district.
The complex forms a wall on the rue de Bailly pulling back in one area to allow for the ramp leading to the main entrance. The ramp is sheltered by the colorful second story awnings.
The brick base extends into an internal brick street which functions as an interspace area to access both schools, the recreation centre, and also serve as the connection to the various functions.
The preschool, the recreational center and the elementary school are connected by an interior street open to the forecourt. Circulation is horizontal and the classrooms, organized north south on two levels, are protected from noise by interior gardens.
Towards the rue de Bailly the facades are glazed to protect the privacy of the children, towards the interior gardens the facades are transparent.
Because of the tall surrounding buildings the design of the roof was a crucial factor of the project. It is the fifth facade, a bright colored pallet, visible from the rue de Bailly by the children.
|ARCHITECT||Mikou Design Studio|