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17JUL 2014

Epée de Bois - Nursery / h2o architectes

Posted in Architecture - Educational by * FORMAKERS

This project consists in the extension and rehabilitation of a nursery for 24 children.

© Julien Attard
The nursery is located on a very tight and narrow site, almost hidden by several very different looking buildings The extension of the nursery is an opportunity to give new coherence to the group of buildings.

© Julien Attard
It is set against an existing building at the end of the courtyard, and is given a distinct visual identity as a clear, readable volume.

© Julien Attard
A light exterior perforated shell protects the glass building which houses the nursery spaces and play terraces on the first level.

© Julien Attard
This exterior shell enables light to penetrate into the building; it undulates slightly to indicate the entrances.

© Julien Attard
Views from the inside are thus created, so that the children can look out from the roof terrace which has become an open playground.

© Julien Attard
The nursery is built on three levels, the children occupying the ground -floor and first floor.

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Technical and private spaces are relegated to the basement.

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This level is lit by an English courtyard offering views on linear plantations at the base of the façades.

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A trellis encourages climbing plants to develop high into an envelope of light canvas.

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The latter acts as a visual protection from the windows of the nursery.

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Julien Attard



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