As part of the Olympic and Paralympic Village mixed development zone, this new school group is a structuring element of the Games’ legacy. It is designed to meet the future and immediate needs of the neighboring districts of Old Saint-Ouen and is also a key element in the urban connection between the Zone d’aménagement concerté and the existing center.
The square forms the southern end or starting point of the major axis of the future Intercommunal Park. The volumetry strongly marks this great diagonal that structures the territory beyond the Olympic Village. The pedestrian pathway plays a role as a starter for the landscaped project that unfolds in the school enclosure.
The highest volumetry of the project, in R+2, and its treatment form the urban facade of the future school group on Marcel Cachin street and allows to free the space of the courtyards to the south and to ensure clear distant views on the great landscape and a good sunshine. It also stages the platforms of the three courtyards of the program, hosting vegetated spaces, such as hanging gardens distributed over the three levels of the project.