French architectural practice N+B architects has completed the new middle school – Morières les Avignon in France. Interplay between concrete and stone are the main feature for this project, it gives rhythmic effect to the facade as a contemporary appearance.
The “VERS” stone establishes sides façades of folds in concrete. It offers a thermal slowness and gives rhythm to facades.
Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion, founders of N+B architects
+ Project description courtesy of N+B architects
middle school, MORIERES les AVIGNON, France by Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion – NB architects
The massive stone of the implemented stone in a determinedly contemporary writing offers a complementary material and a depth to the concrete which usually can seem too smooth and cold. A real dialogue is born in the material. So buildings gets organized according to volumes registered under wide folds in concrete which roll about with it around them.
The “VERS” stone establishes sides façades of folds in concrete. It offers a thermal slowness and gives rhythm to facades. The volume of the multipurpose room marks the entry of the middle school, at the end of the alignation of trees of the esplanade.
It floats above the internal square serving at the same time as signal and as shelter for pupils.
The middle school compound itself of differents built entities which correspond to the differrents functions and scale of the program.
+ Project credits / data
Program: Realization of a new middle school and a gymnasium – project HQE
Client: conseil general du vaucluse
Architects: Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion – n+b architectes
Planning: n+b architectes
Project manager: Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion
Area: 8 500 m²
Photo: Paul Kozlowski