Louise Michel high school Gisors / archi5

Louise michel high school gisors / archi5
© Sergio Grazia

Architect’s Statement: The purpose here is to give a high school consistent with the city of Gisors. An institution rooted in a city of human scale and rich historical references. A city which kept his medieval past and his contemporary rural environment.

Louise michel high school gisors / archi5
© Sergio Grazia

Historically the two high schools are adjacent, now closely linked by the administration and running, it is time to unite.

The previous running was complex. The multiplicity of access and the lack of links between the buildings were dividing the high schools.

Louise michel high school gisors / archi5
© Sergio Grazia

We choosed a clear design allowing an easy orientation for the users and facilitating exchange between the two high schools.

The new united high school is on both sides of the Old Eragny street. A large plaza allows arriving and access for the 1500 students and professors in total safety.

Louise michel high school gisors / archi5
© Sergio Grazia

The bridge building gives access to the Louise Michel high school playground from the Louis Aragon main playground. It creates a link contributing to the unity of the whole site.

By his situation and his unifying function, the bridge building becomes the sign, the emblem of the new high school. It is also his focal point. It houses the spaces dedicated to students (school life, home, study rooms…), they are directly related to the two playgrounds. Professor’s spaces are located close to the administrative parts of the two high schools.

Project Details:
Location: Gisors, France
Area: 19 150 sqm rehabilitated, 6 400 sqm New
Program: Rehabilitation and extension of the high schools. Restaurant, student housing, sports hall
Architects: archi5
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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