of the high school to come
Designed for the Agence d’Enseignement du Français à l’Étranger and open to students in early 2022, this sports complex is located at one end of the Beaulieu site, a large empty parcel in the heart of a high-density neighborhood that will house the new Lyautey high school.
At the corner of rue de l’Alma and rue Taghazout, closing the long enclosure surrounding the site, the building opens towards the interiority of Beaulieu and its outdoor sports facilities.
This equipment, an entity of a future general education complex, participates in the re-dimensioning of a living space on this large plot of land that will accommodate students from 11 to 15 years old.
of shadows and light
Equipped with two pools, a gymnasium, a weight room, locker rooms and service rooms, it is a complete sports facility whose internal program distribution is made visible from the outside by the succession of 4 extrusions distributing each of the building’s functions.
Compact and integrated into the neighborhood, this simple monolith is inspired by traditional Mediterranean architecture of light and shade on light volumes.
In union with the history of the place and its context, the facades are adorned with a luminous hue that echoes the identity of the Moroccan city, Casa la Blanche.
Sober in attitude, the pure lines of the building are read in a large airy space and are energized by several rhythms of openings.
The entrance hollows out the volume of the surrounding wall and breaks its linearity, the bay windows of the aquatic space open the project towards the sports field and connect interior and exterior, the vertical openings for the rest of the building break the massiveness of the volume and let natural light penetrate all the spaces.
This simple building where the economy of the project is translated by the efficiency of the plan, the use of materials and the discretion of expression, is also distinguished on the inside by a huge fresco of zelliges covering the entire width of the aquatic center. Photovoltaic panels on the roof also contribute to the building’s energy strategy.
Architect : ANMA
Associated architects: Driss Kettani, Saad El Kabbaj, Mohamed Amine Siana
BET TCE : Luseo
Acoustic : Peutz & Associés
Alice Perugini, Philippine d’Avout, Sasha Gobelin
COMISSIONED BY AEFE
SURFACE 2300 m² SP
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