Like an open-air school…
Our school in three words: culture, adventure and nature
Between the imposing towers of Les Epinettes, forest at altitude, an open-air school, classrooms and gardens, as if clinging to the slopes of a mountain. We took advantage of the elevation and the slope, to compose a landscape that is both open and protected. Three flexible curves descend in stairs towards the park and towards Paris, evoking terraced cultivation, the bleachers of an amphitheater buried under the moss, or the undulations of a landscape of mountain pastures: the school offers a harmonious synthesis between nature and culture.
Here, it is the altitude that differentiates the spaces: at promontory-canopy of the elementary court that overlooks the peak trees in the park, is opposed to the more protective immersion of mothers in the vegetation.
Each class has its garden (threshold or protection; landscape or learning) which also fits into a country walk, resembling a walkway. We climb, between courtyard and roof, according to the breaks educational, as among the factories of an English garden.