SCHOOLS WE LIKE- NORMANDIE-NIEMEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2 responses to “SCHOOLS WE LIKE- NORMANDIE-NIEMEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    • It looks like it’s a metal skin, not sure how they got the ‘shimmering’ quality. I think that’s the childcare center.

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