Saint-Jean-de-Monts, France (2013)
open competition, winning project, full scope
client: Ville de Saint-Jean-de-Monts
design team: Atelier P.Quintard-Hofstein (lead architect), D PAYSAGE (landscape architecte), MDETC (quantity surveyor), Cap Ingelec (endineering), Intégrale 4 (infrastructure consultant) and Novorest (restaurant consultant)
D PAYSAGE : Diala Haddad, Lysann Schmidt, Noémie Sabban
surface area: 5 250 m²
budget: 5 024 000 € HT
The site of the school complex is situated at the “meeting point” of two landscapes: that of the dunes (on which the seaside resort is built) and that of the pine forest that was planted at the end of the 19th century in order to contain the dunes. The external spaces of the school complex include the playground, the entrance plaza and an educational garden. The themes of sand dunes and the vegetation that is characteristic of the Vendée coast were designed for the playground. The entrance plaza was designed as a public space that anchors the school in its neighbourhood and allows for a gathering point for parents and children.