The Normandie-Niemen elementary school by Gaetan Le Penhuel architects on the western outskirts of Paris is a community-oriented school located in an urban context of a dense residential neighborhood.
Our JUST ONE THING this week is community connections. Located adjacent to a park, the complex of buildings are sited to create an inviting center for the community.
The various components such as the gym, elementary school, preschool, and large group gathering space are separated and located for easy community access.
Undulating green roofs on the one- and two-story buildings complement the city park, while also allowing daylight into the public spaces within the school.