Bretenoux Middle School

Bretenoux Middle School

Architecte
Dietrich | Untertrifaller

phBa
Année du projet
2022
Catégorie
Écoles primaires

Écoles secondaires

Bretenoux Middle School

Dietrich | Untertrifaller en tant que Architectes.

The middle school on the outskirts of Bretenoux is situated off-street and its broad western front shapes a public square. The compact organisation of the single-story building is reminiscent of the regions medieval bastides. The surrounding cantilevered canopy made of dark carbonised wood protects the building from overheating by excessive solar radiation. This restrained, closed design contrasts with the generous, communicative interiors in which light-colored wood dominates.

photo_credit Dietrich Untertrifaller with phBa - architectes urbanistes
Dietrich Untertrifaller with phBa - architectes urbanistes

The rooms are clearly arranged around a central access zone delimiting the individual functional areas for teaching, school life and general services. Public facilities such as the library, the restaurant, rooms for afternoon care and the courtyard are located around a covered “marketplace”. The classrooms benefit from double-sided natural lighting. Inner courtyards and skylights allow daylight to reach far into the building’s interior. The horizontal monolith is naturally embedded in its rural surroundings and offers nonetheless a touch of urban flair at the entrance to the village.

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photo_credit Dietrich Untertrifaller with phBa - architectes urbanistes
Dietrich Untertrifaller with phBa - architectes urbanistes
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