International High School East of Paris
A high school is like a small estate made up of work, recreation, leisure, encounter and shared places. The access as streets, squares provides perspectives that give life to the estate.
Location: Noisy-le-Grand and Bry-sur-Marne
Client: Région Ile de France/SAERP
Architect: Ateliers 2/3/4/
Architect in charge: Jean Mas
Engineering Consultancy and Cost Control: Mizrahi
HQE Consultant: Éléments Ingénieries
Kitchen Consultant: Conceptic'Art
Acoustics Consultant: Peutz et Associés
Built areas: 13 800m² including High School: 8 986m², Student Accommodation 3 764m², Staff Accommodation 1 052m²
Completed: June 2016
The new International High School project east of Paris, planned within this urban context, is located within an exceptional site distinguished by three scales of landscape:
- The vast landscape of the district and distant views. The idea to raise the volume creates a horizontal frame that emerged just as the development of a sequenced, view point entrance overlooking Greater Paris.
- The Marne la Vallée urban landscape composed of different yet often heterogeneous neighbourhoods. The intention was to develop an imposing volume, a cube devoid of any stylistic intent, stable within the perspective.
- The immediate landscape of a planted steep slope. With landscaped terraces, the introspective high school found its place attached to the functions shared with the boarding school (dining, sports hall,...).