Elementary School in Paris

These school facilities, schools, refectory, leisure center, multipurpose hall, are inscribed on the philosophy of a broader plan to create an eco-district on the outskirts of Paris.
The buildings present well defined characteristics to be considered of high environmental quality and meet the highest standards of a very high-level of environmental performance – with regard to energy consumption, water management and choice of materials.

STRENGTHS:

– ENHANCEMENT OF THE HISTORICAL HERITAGE:
a) enhancement of near historical monuments.
– REDUCING ENERGY NEEDS:
a) applying an architecture of bioclimatic principles;
b) study of a high-performance thermal facade;
c) study of high-efficiency energy systems;
d) use of renewable energy: biomass and solar energy;
– WATER MANAGEMENT:
a) management of rainwater;
b) reduction of drinking water consumption.
– ECOSYSTEM:
a) Analysis and reinforcement of biodiversity.
– MATERIALS:
a) strong limitation of the embodied energy of materials (énergie grise) (wooden structure).

2012 – Competition : 1st Prize
2013 – 1st Prize ADEME

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