E16 Portraits - The School-Village

La Porte du Hainaut (FR) - Runner-up


Associates: Nathan Henon-Hilaire (FR), Edouard Cailliau (FR), Thomas Lecourt (FR) – architects, Romain Aubin (FR) – landscape designer

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"The school opens towards the village, with unexpected crossings, and then it closes itself  to protect its students. At the same time, the school is part of the village’s heritage, with its prolonged rooftop, allowing new vivid uses for the life in community. This new equipment is simultaneously intended for the schools’ students and the local population, benefiting from new places for different practices: a library, a sports hall, a music room, a dining area, workshops, …"