Léopold Gardey school, Bures-sur-Yvette

Like many schools built in the 1960s, the Léopold Gardey school group in Bures sur Yvette is made up of several buildings of identical types: grid, concrete and mono oriented structures. However, it benefits from a fairly exceptional location, on the edge of the forest, on sloping ground with large outdoor spaces.
The project proposes a new orientation of the building and greater legibility of its accesses, while renewing the image of the school.

Building "C", concerned in this project, originally included four classrooms and a sports activities room, accessible by a long corridor lit only in the upper part. The entrance to the building was located at the end of the hallway, quite opposite the street which runs alongside and serves the school.
The program of the City, owner of the operation, provided for the renovation of the existing building and the creation of a day care center, a rest room, cleaning rooms and an entrance hall.

Restructuration and extension, day-care center

City of Bures-sur-Yvette

Bures-sur-Yvette, France

Design team
TERRENEUVE architects, representative; André d’Antoni, economics and site survey

Surfaces and construction cost
Restructuration: 500 m2; extension: 286 m2 / 2 MF

Design and supervision + site survey

Delivery 2000

Photos ©Bruno Delamain