The technical school of wood seized the opportunity of an extension and offered itself a new identity. The project distinguishes between theoretical teaching in the West and practical teaching in the East.
In the DRC, the main access is on the axis of the pre-existing one as vertical traffic. A covered parking lot lifts the building to install the program at the reference level.
The RDJ hosts common and administrative spaces and connects to the existing one by a link.
Upstairs, 4 classes are distributed by a balcony passageway on patios hosting relaxation spaces.
A politically committed and militant project!
Without artifice, the project chooses to highlight natural resources, bio-sourced and local. The timber comes from the nearby spruce forests, sawn and cut by the students of the technical school of wood, implemented by a committed and local company. Almost anecdotal but voluntarist, the project located in the Bugey massif summons the Hauteville stone once used to build Lyon, in a raw and expressive implementation to sit down and take off the building.
In the DRC, the base as emanation of the rocky soil, expresses this minerality through the dialogue of a clear concrete and the Hauteville stone. The program, placed on this base, is all wood, local spruce when it is protected, douglas fir when it is exposed to the vertical and chestnut on the horizontal.
Technically, a wood pellet boiler supplies the building and a wood dryer. A technical gallery, backed by land, contains the electrical pathways, fluids and networks of dual flow ventilation – a pragmatic device that saves the project of any plenum.