Experimental secondary school La Courneuve (93)

Seine-Saint-Denis Departmental Council

Marjolijn & Pierre Boudry

Construction company
Structural work: Donato

Progress/Delivery date
Construction ongoing

Surface area
7 800 m²

Construction cost
€19M excluding tax (value date 2017)

Scope of services

  • Structure
  • Construction economics
  • Roadworks and various networks
  • Scheduling, steering and coordination
  • Études de synthèse
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Construction of a 400-pupil secondary school comprising:

  • Shared cultural and sports facilities,
  • Areas for reception, school life, management, supervisory and technical staff,
  • The teaching areas,
  • Day-boarding facilities
  • 4 staff accommodations

Experimental functional spaces have been created within these different areas including an agora, spaces for artistic and technological creation, an artists' studio, etc.

Technical characteristics

The secondary school offers a wide range of connected, modular spaces of varying scales and environments.
Materially, it consists of glazed bricks that are assembled or perforated with matt white concrete. 
Marked hollow horizontal joints. 
Thick fencing (slats) serves as sun protection. 
Glazed curtain walls. 
Bronze-coloured lacquered metalwork. 
Deactivated concrete floor with light-coloured joints.
Extensive pampa- and tundra-style green roofs.

Environmental characteristics

High environmental quality (HQE) strategy
Effinergie+ level.
Level E2C1.