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School Group Rostand

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City, Country Hellemmes, France
Year 2017–2020
Client City of Lille
Architect SAM architecture
Services Structural Engineering
Facts Surface area: 3,140 m² | Certificate: Passivhaus | Certificate: HQE

The project consists of the construction of a two-storey school building without a basement (elementary school, recreation center, after-school center, library, ...), as well as a ramp leading down from the first floor to the public garden located in the heart of the area.

On one side, the urban brick facade provides a certain intimacy to the school’s functions and is part of the district’s materiality. On the other hand, the landscaped facade facing the garden, is entirely composed of a glazed facade with wooden frames, protected from the sun and bad weather by the eaves of the roof.

The column-slab structure contributes to the flexibility of the building by limiting the load-bearing walls. It makes it possible to change the spatial organization in a simple and economical way, both on the ground floor and upstairs. The structure is composed of a masonry base on the ground floor and a wooden construction upstairs, made of glued laminated timber posts, timber frame walls on the facade and glued laminated timber beams allowing a load of up to 10m.