These stepped crosswise strips are separated by internal gardens which open wide east-west transparent views into the school while allowing clear identification of the various teaching areas open to the light and to the peace and quiet on sheltered internal patios.
Facing southwards, the school is arranged in a succession of gardens and volumes in brightly-lit terraces which gradually descend to free the view and to let in maximum sunshine.
Zero Energy School, Saint Ouen, Paris, France
Program: Elementary school, preschool, sports and recreation center, restaurant, administration
Architects: Mikou Design Studio
Area: 4820 sqm
Completion: October 2013