SAINT-EXUPÉRY SCHOOL CAMPUS
REDEVELOPMENT OF A SECONDARY BOARDING SCHOOL AND ITS ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES
The Saint-Exupéry school campus was constructed in 1967 by the architects Louis G. Noviant and Roger Michaud, in accordance with the tastes of the period, as a set of block-like buildings arranged around a large landscaped space.
This full-renovation project commenced in the early 2000s, comprising the accommodation facilities, vocational school and secondary school in 2014. Given the degradation of the buildings, we decided to retain only the beam-column structure in reinforcedconcrete. We created new facades in which the thermal envelope is composed of cladding in bricks of different colours, whose chromatic variations contrast with the repetition of the theme. Inside the structure, new, more functional, double height spaces were organised, which revealed the buildings’ construction principle.
The exteriors were also overhauled, organised on terraces that enclosed the school’s accommodation facilities without need for a wall or railings.