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Middle school in Saint-Donat-sur-l’Herbassse, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, France

For this middle school in the southeast of France, Ector Hoogstad conceived a micro-campus organised around a pedestrian east-west axis, which distributes and connects all of the schools core functions. A stony facade around the school encloses an inner courtyard, designed to simulate a village environment where students can safely hang out, play, learn and develop.
Besides the main school building the project includes indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a large parking lot that can be used by the school but also has a public function. The school also has an educational garden. 
The design of both the structure and the installation follows a low-tech approach that focuses on creating a high level of comfort in the most sustainable way possible, minimizing the carbon footprint of the project in terms of material and energy consumption.

Project information
Country: France
Location: Saint-Donat-sur-l’Herbassse
Client: Conseil Départemental de la Drôme 
Status: Competition entry 
Program: Lower Secondary Education, Sports Facilities, Parking Area

Architect: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
Co-architect: Novae Architects
Engineering: Betrec ingénierie
Wood structures: Arborescence - structure bois
Sustainability: Bureau d’étude TRIBU
Costs management: Korell
Tender management: Visionlab-architeklturexport

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