Close call

his project brings together in a compact housing complex a mix of programs for people of varying ages that cover all stages of life: school groups, gym, family housing, student residence and retirement home. It is, therefore, to contribute in the process of making this city fragment, to establish the spatial and functional structures to develop common practices while preserving individual freedom.

Close call - Courtesy of Atelier du Pont

Close call – Courtesy of Atelier du Pont

Each program has a strategic position in order to enhance the urban structure set up in the urban plan, articulating the project with the surrounding programs and maximize the sunshine and the views of the different spaces.The overall morphology of the island is designed to open and permeable, thus contributing to the identity of the neighborhood and liberating vistas of the city. The heart of the block organized around the school grounds, a sensitive and available universe where programs meet. He does not apprehend the outset in its entirety but is revealed in the manner of a landscape.

Close call - Courtesy of Atelier du Pont

Close call – Courtesy of Atelier du Pont

This bias, as well as work for four hands (Bridge Workshop + TVK), open up the possibility of singling each program in order to identify the character in one coherent structure. An assembly scholar of architectural forms set tensions and sculpted to create a mixed urban landscape, a link between generations.

Close call - Courtesy of Atelier du Pont

Close call – Courtesy of Atelier du Pont

Project Info
Architects : Atelier du Pont
Location :  Paris , France
Year : 2013
Type :Educational/ School

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