Jardin Parisien school complex Clamart (92)

City of Clamart (project owner)
Vallée Sud Aménagement (delegated project manager))

Client assisted by
GERA'nium (Heat and Environment)

Daudré Vignier & Associés

Progress/Delivery date
Preliminary studies ongoing

Surface area
2 600 m²

Construction cost
€6.5M excluding tax (value date: 2022)

Scope of services

  • Structure
  • Electricity
  • Fluids
  • Construction economics
  • Operating/maintenance costs
  • Thermal
  • Sustainable development
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Immersed within the suburban fabric and the Bois de Clamart, this project is designed around the rotunda, which was kept while surrounding annexes were demolished.
This programme was a fantastic opportunity to provide the municipality with a "garden school", a haven of greenery for education and play that could be used to teach children to observe the outside world and biodiversity in a soothing and harmonious setting.
In addition to the existing rotunda, which will be preserved and redeveloped, the project includes the construction of:

  • A nursery school with 10 classrooms for around 260 children,
  • A kindergarten cafeteria and canteen facilities,
  • An ACM (Activity Centre for Minors).

Technical characteristics

The architecture of the project, inspired by 1920s modernism, incorporates design elements characteristic of the "cruiseliner”.
The building was constructed using elements that were connected and assembled on site: the structure, framework and façades in wood, with the exception of the ground floors, where the solid elements are made of solid stone.
The exposed timber is protected by the generous roof overhangs and will be desaturated and corrected in the manufacturing facility to ensure that its appearance lasts.
The roofing will also be timber-framed and multi-sloped, keeping with the suburban feel of the surrounding area.
From a technical perspective, the heating and domestic hot water are provided by heat pumps, which are concealed and hidden under the roof structures. Double-flow ventilation in all rooms provides air quality and comfort that children need to thrive in excellent health conditions.

Environmental characteristics

The new school aims to be environmentally exemplary. The following aspects contribute to the environmental quality of this facility:

  • Its bioclimatic layout,
  • Extensive use of organically- and geo-sourced materials,
  • The combined use of both stone and wood,
  • The orientation of the classrooms,
  • Rich and varied planting.

Level 3 organically-sourced building label for tertiary buildings.
Renewable energy usage rate of 50%.
Reuse strategy.

Credits photos : © KDSL