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The Josephine Baker School

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Dominique Coulon et Associes
 
location La Courneuve
function education
contributed by DCA

The group of schools occupies a trapezoid-shaped plot of land obliterated by the non-aedificandi area corresponding to the location of one building that was demolished. The requirement to refrain from constructing closed volumes based on the rectangle that is a feature of the plot of land, combined with the constraints in terms of density and height, has enabled Dominique Coulon & associés to question the separation of the primary and nursery schools in the brief. His proposal therefore sketches out a unitary organization, deployed with virtuoso skill in the three dimensions of the space between two poles linked by a system of ramps. Thus the nursery school classrooms are pushed to the east, on a floor cantilevered above the entrance, and the primary school classrooms occupy areas to the west overlooking interstitial gardens.

 

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The Josephine Baker School
Address
Rue des Clos 2-4
France
Project is not public!
How to get there? Metro : Take line 7 > get down at La Courneuve-8-Mai-1945. Tramway : Take line 1 > get down at Cosmonautes.
Completion 10- 2010
ArchitectDominique Coulon et Associes
Client City of LA COURNEUVE
 
Project ID 9703
Latitude/Longitude 48°55'47N 02°22'42E
Contributed by DCA
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