In Paris’ 16th district this private school is dedicated to children from three to eighteen years old.The site was considerably damaged and had an intricate way of working. The project suggests giving it a true identity as a park planted with trees in which the spaces devoted to different sections have a life of their own.
The plan, without dividing the entire space of the establishment, allows clearly identified sub-spaces devoted to the different sections: Kinder garden, Elementary and Secondary schools.
The project also draws benefit from the sloping topography of the site to create vast terraced grounds one after another. Each slope dividing these terraced gardens is planted with groves, acting as filters in between the yards. These groves generate a strong presence of vegetation; they allow to renew the plantations to create a new heritage being sustained and adapted to the different purposes of the site.
Just like a scenery the park would be set in, the project links the frontages of the buildings and makes them live and talk within the park.
On the ground, a colorful composition made by painted stripes is a spatial reference for the school children and also marks games played in the different sub-spaces of their yards.
This very simple project, totally transformed the school and the relation it offers to the kids with space and nature.
Entrant office name: Atelier Roberta
Role of the entrant in the project: Landscape Architect ( general conception)
Project location (Street, City, Country): rue de Lûbeck, Paris, France
Design year: 2016
Year Built: 2016