JOSEPHINE BAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Pantin

Construction of an 11-classroom school, a library, a school canteen and a recreation center.

PROJECT OWNERMUNICIPALITY OF PANTIN
GROUPArt’Ur Architectes
BET 3B Bois Batur
Sophie Brindel Beth BE environnement
BE Ingenierie Projetud
NET FLOOR AREA2600 m²
MISSIONComplete
COST OF WORKS3 900 000 euros (pre-tax value)
DELIVERY2006
APPROACHSustainable development
Wooden frame prefabrication

The project of the Joséphine Baker School in PANTIN is part of a general reflection on the Quatre Chemins district. As key facilities, through its architectural language and its use, it offers a new dynamic, a new urban reading to its users.

Three parallel one-storey-building blocks are arranged perpendicularly to the Denis-Papin street. They are each covered with a floating roof. This wooden and zinc structure, slightly curved, overflows largely. The interstitial air collected under this roof supplies a controlled network of natural ventilation. Comb-like arrangement of buildings optimizes the inflow of natural light in the heart of the project.