‘Pasteur’ lower secondary school in Strasbourg, by Dominique Coulon & associés

The ‘Pasteur’ school is perceived as a unitary building; it is only in use that its richness is revealed. While the outside has a representative function (the image of institutional strength), the sophisticated architectural concepts of the interior favour developmental learning. The perceived volumes of the project are dissociated from the actual use made of…

Infant school in Marmoutier, by Dominique Coulon & associés

The school is built in the gardens of an sixth-century abbey. The surrounding wall is officially classified as a historical monument, and the building had to have a furtive posture in order to obtain the necessary approval from the French national architectural heritage authorities (‘Architectes des Bâtiments de France’). The very strict design of the…

Nursery in Paris, by Dominique Coulon & associés

Resctructuring at the Edouard Robert nursery. The rehabilitation intends to give a playful aspect to the existing building redefining the perception of the interiors spaces. The true concern of integration between the facade and the context, allows certain kind of height homogenization of the street elevation. The facade it’s being modified to reveal the existing…

Nursing home for the seriously disabled in Mattaincourt, by Dominique Coulon & associés

Located on the outskirts of the town of Mattaincourt, the new medico-social establishment (“Maison d’Accueil Spécialisé” – MAS) blends into the landscape, merging with the topography of the surrounding area. It preserves the landscape.  Its roof, onto which the local meadowland extends, contributes to the building’s integration. From the road, the disposition of the building…

Regional Court and Industrial Tribunal in Montmorency, by Dominique Coulon & associés

The theme of the project is accessible justice. This is an unostentatious public building within the urban fabric. We opted for modest exterior architecture, preferring a facing in brick, a timeless material which becomes more attractive with age. This choice also enables the building to blend in with its immediate surroundings. The treatment of the…

Nursery in Buhl, by Dominique Coulon & associés

The building marks the entrance to a small village nestling in a valley in Alsace. A thirteenth-century castle dominates the site from the nearby hillside. The day nursery echoes the orthonormal geometry of the fortified castle. A perimeter wall with openings like on a castle wall protects the children’s playgrounds. This spatial arrangement offers views…

Nursery in Buhl, by Dominique Coulon & associés

The building marks the entrance to a small village nestling in a valley in Alsace. A thirteenth-century castle dominates the site from the nearby hillside. The day nursery echoes the orthonormal geometry of the fortified castle. A perimeter wall with openings like on a castle wall protects the children’s playgrounds. This spatial arrangement offers views…

Nursery in Buhl, by Dominique Coulon & associés

The building marks the entrance to a small village nestling in a valley in Alsace. A thirteenth-century castle dominates the site from the nearby hillside. The day nursery echoes the orthonormal geometry of the fortified castle. A perimeter wall with openings like on a castle wall protects the children’s playgrounds. This spatial arrangement offers views…