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010 Un jeu de motifs
Neuchâtel (Switzerland), 2020
With the help of Juliette Mauler

Project description

The silhouette of the new school building is based on a reinterpretation of the Swiss bourgeois townhouse. While studying the historical site of Collège des Parcs, we discovered a constellation of patterns, colors and textures in the existing building. Our project, titled "Un jeu de motifs"—a play on patterns, then goes on to explore this ornamental richness and playfulness of the place. The project consists of an additional school building to the north of the historical 1914 edifice, and an underground sports hall below the school’s yard to the south of the plot. The outdoor spaces constitute a common ground linking the three buildings on three different levels of the site.