Situated within an industrial suburb of Paris, the Bailly School forms the cornerstone of the redevelopment of the Plaine Commune district.
With its brightly coloured shed-roofs, glazed brick façade and modesty of scale, the school both borrows from and describes a polemic condition within its context of warehouses and factory buildings.
Spatially, the built volume describes the condition between the shool and recreation centre staged within an entrance plaza, stimulating both a programmatic and social interaction.
The fifth elevation, the roofscape, acts as the integrative element of the project; exploiting the North-South orientation of the volume, it comprises large elements of fenestration; playful application of terracotta cladding and various species of vegetation, offering a distinct and disjunctive addition to its context at street level.
Location: Bailly Saint Denis, France