The new Fosse Rouge school complex, located on the promontory of the Morbas departmental park, has new ambitions for this changing neighborhood. Turned towards nature, the facility is anchored in the territory. Composed of two mineral layers with organic shapes, the building follows the relief of the park. This facility, integrated into the park, is gently integrated by its sober and timeless architecture. It is a showcase for the city’s ambitions for this district, in a sustainable way.
Entirely turned towards the richness of the park’s vegetation, it offers the capacity of a shared use, where the different functions are clearly identified for an easily appropriable use by all. The identified and autonomous collective spaces, the structure of the building allowing the free plan, enhance the possibility of new forms of pedagogy. The ambition of the restructuring of the district, expressed in the ambition of this new equipment, is to compose and recompose with the imprint and identity of the existing, markers of an era. How can this be achieved? By proposing a soft and welcoming urban facade, by preserving the views on the park of the neighboring residences, by favoring vegetation, by leaving the area of the vegetable gardens free of a shared occupation, by realizing an open, respectful and sober equipment.