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Tiered Green Roofs Crown the Landmark Bobigny School in France

Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 19, 2012 @ 5:48 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Green Roof | No Comments

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Located on a tight urban block, the school is one part of a larger complex, but it was primarily important to ensure that the children should feel protected. This sensibility is achieved with the elliptical form [1] organized around a series of inner courtyards. Careful orientation ensures that each level is exposed to an optimum level of daylighting. Every terrace boasts green roofs [2] and planted screens.

The side of the building that is visible from the street is clad in an alternating mosaic [3] of solid timber panels of varying hues. Creating a striking pixelated effect, this facade helps to establish the new school as a landmark destination. Glazed openings combined with massive light wells [4] inside ensure that natural light pours into the interior. Overall, this is a remarkable project that fosters a happy green aesthetic.

+ Mikou Design Studio [5]

Via Arch Daily [6]

Photos © Florian Kleinfenn

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[1] elliptical form: http://inhabitat.com/tag/elliptical-house/

[2] green roofs: http://inhabitat.com/norway-green-roof-homes/

[3] alternating mosaic: http://inhabitat.com/mosaic-of-colorful-birds-nests-entices-local-sparrows-back-to-barcelona/

[4] massive light wells: http://inhabitat.com/tag/light-wells/

[5] + Mikou Design Studio: http://www.mikoustudio.com

[6] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/307384/complex-school-in-bobigny-mikou-design-studio/

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