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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,green roof | No Comments
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  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  and planted screens.
The side of the building that is visible from the street is clad in an alternating mosaic  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  inside ensure that natural light pours into the interior. Overall, this is a remarkable project that fosters a happy green aesthetic.
Via Arch Daily 
Photos © Florian Kleinfenn
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