Gallery: Gorgeous Green-Roofed Marcel Sembat School Completed in France

Natural light shines down through the high ceilings of the living roof.

Architecture firm Archi5 has updated six workshop buildings originally built between 1930 and 1960. In addition to these renovations, the new design includes dormitories, staff accommodations, a cafeteria, and a public plaza. Inhabitat first wrote about this beautiful exercise in green design in 2010, when the project was still in its planning stages.

The project appears to have lived up to its promise of unifying the high school with its surroundings and honoring public space. Click through the gallery to see for yourself.

+ Archi5

All Photos © Thomas Jorion


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1 Comment

  1. msyin August 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Beautiful design that really does integrate the buildings with the surrounding landscape. It would be nice to know what other green techniques were used besides the green roof.

    How are the heating,cooling, lighting, the building. Have they reduced their energy consumption and do they have any everyday green initiatives that the kids use on a daily basis?

    It does look like a nice place to go to learn and grow.

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