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'Olympe de Gouges' group of schools in Gidy

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Educational Buildings
Firm LocationStrasbourg, France
CompanyDominique Coulon & Associés
Lead ArchitectDominique Coulon
Design TeamProject management : Dominique Coulon & associés / Architects : Dominique Coulon, Olivier Nicollas, Margot Machin, Javier Gigosos- Ruipérez, Ali Ozku, Diego Bastos-Romero / Construction site supervision : Margot Machin
ClientCity of Gidy

This large building does not fall within the standards for urban architecture.Its village atmosphere is achieved by applying volumetric arrangements that make the building appear smaller than it is. A distributive street,the proportions of which are constantly changing,is positioned diagonally and has the advantage of natural light.The irregularities break the hard line of the traffic route as the area expands in terms of plan and section, thereby offering interesting routes and alternating views to the outside.The other elements are distributed around the building, adding to its visual depth