Location(City/Country):Heudebouville / France
Year (Design/Construction):2018 / 2022
Area (Net/Gross):- / 1500 m2
Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:-
Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:-
- The use of wood, slate, the integration of photovoltaic panels and the absence of fossil energy consumption for heating the equipment allows achieve the ambitious E3C2 and BEPOS levels.
- The project was entirely built with local materials and companies established in the region, which reduces the amount of energy used for transportation.
- The use of local wood as the main component in the construction reduces the carbon footprint of the building, as it is a renewable and recyclable material that stores carbon during its growth.
- The large windows reduce the need for artificial light and energy demand.
Project description as provided by the Architects:
In a remarkable site whose background is the valley of the Seine, this new school is attached to the Norman village of Heudebouville (Eure).
From the history of the place, École Les Coteaux Fleuris borrows the materials and morphology: the wood of half-timbering of houses in the town center for the glazed frames and framework; the slate of the bell tower and the town hall to cover and protect the facades and the roof.
The morphology of the farmhouses and buildings present on the site is reinterpreted, creating large contemporary buildings.
The geography of the place dictates the location of the buildings on the site. They are inserted according to the contours of the terrain and respecting the natural soil. These guidelines delineate playgrounds, design orchards, and become valleys that collect rainwater from around the site to feed a landscaped lake below.
This stratified organization anticipates the envisaged growth of the village and the extension future of the school, each household having the possibility of expanding. While respecting the original scheme, classes can be added, restoration, courtyards and courses can be extended and the equipment can accommodate more students and users.
In this regard, fire safety networks and systems already incorporate this possible growth.
The structural system in portals, by the total absence of intermediate bearing point, allows this future evolution and a complete modularity of the premises. The facades and the roof are made up of modules pre-assembled off site, combining Air/ Water, insulation and structure. The 5×2 m pieces, developed in 3D with the carpenter, have control of construction deadlines.
The construction of École Les Coteaux Fleuris is part of a process to reduce its footprint carbon. The use of wood, slate, the integration of photovoltaic panels and the absence of fossil energy consumption for heating the equipment allows achieve the ambitious E3C2 and BEPOS levels.
Finally, the project was entirely built with local materials and companies established in the region.
Photos: Sergio Grazia