Andrew Michler

Beautiful Green Roofed School Rises Like a Hill in Créteil, France

by , 06/29/11

Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés, green design, School roof playground, Solar power, Maison de l’enfance Créteil, green roof, green school, eco school, urban school design, French green school,

The campus’s layered program is carefully designed to isolate learning environments, setting the main assembly areas, library and media rooms partially below grade and stacking the classrooms above. Two wings stretch out to make a U providing a well protected courtyard for separated by a protected walk.

The sides of the wings taper down to the ground with stairways leading to the roof of the school, making full use of the site for kids to play in. Levels can be cordoned off for smaller groups or opened up to provide outside circulation. The undulating form also dramatically break up the monotony of the urban grid.

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