The new school group is a village school that stands out because of the contribution made by the exterior fittings, the trees that have been preserved, the densification of the planting and the removal of the waterproofing from the ground. With its scale, several buildings and an open public path that crosses it, it brings to the neighbourhood a new, friendly and unifying entity. Whether renovated or new, the buildings are designed with the same care and a common architectural vocabulary. The new school group is a coherent and unitary whole. The treatment of the new urban facades is both homogeneous and animated. Variations are made along the new urban promenade. The new school group is a key element for the new synergy of this district and the renewal of the school group. The architectural approach allows for the in-depth transformation of the school through a phased renovation on an occupied site, while guaranteeing its proper functioning during the construction period.
The project is part of an ambitious environmental and energy approach by integrating a transversal reflection on the themes of choice of materials, energy management, visual and hygrothermal comfort. This is achieved above all through an efficient design of the envelope in terms of both its volume and its performance. The external insulation of the existing buildings and the new wood-frame wall facades offer exemplary insulation qualities. The new buildings are built with a prefabricated wooden structure and façade. This choice combines the quality of a biosourced building with high thermal quality and a massive reduction in site nuisance due to the use of prefabrication.