BORÉAL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Boischatel / Canada / 2014

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Architect: CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture
Structural / Civil: WSP Group
Mechanical /electrical: Genecor inc.


The new Elementary School of Boischatel was built on the old municipal baseball field, beside the soccer field, and is surrounded by a wonderful wooden area. The building regroups twelve classrooms, two kindergartens, a daycare, a library, a computer laboratory, few administrative offices and a gymnasium which was designed to be doubled, if needed. The steel structure of this two storey school was conceived to receive twelve more classrooms and an extension of the gymnasium. The school was designed to allow the access of the gymnasium (and its services) to the citizens of the municipality after the working and teaching hours. The proximity of the school within the wooden area and its creek creates an inspiring environment for the students and the staff, giving the impression of a “tree house/classroom”.


The school was designed according to the principles of the sustainable development. In fact, the building’s footprint is as minimal as it can be. Every room along its perimeter has operable windows which allow a fresh breeze to get in to cool the spaces if needed. The building includes a cooling and heating geothermic system, reducing its energy cost when facing a hot summer day or a cold one in winter, and has a solar wall which helps in preheating the air.


 


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La nouvelle école primaire Boischatel est située sur un terrain adjacent à un boisé et un terrain de soccer municipal, sur l’ancien terrain de baseball de la municipalité. Le programme comprend 12 classes, 2 maternelles, un service de garde, une bibliothèque, une salle informatique, des bureaux administratifs et un gymnase simple conçu pour un agrandissement futur en gymnase double. L’école est construite sur deux niveaux en structure d’acier et a été conçu en fonction d’un agrandissement de 12 classes et de doubler la superficie du gymnase. La conception fonctionnelle des espaces permet à la municipalité d’utiliser en dehors des heures d’enseignement le gymnase et ses services. Le bâtiment est implanté à proximité du boisé et du ruisseau, ce qui créer un milieu stimulant pour les élèves et le personnel de l’école donnant l’impression de «classes dans les arbres».



L'école a été conçue selon les principes de développement durable. L'école offre entre autre, une empreinte au sol minimale, des locaux sur le périmètre extérieur dotés de fenêtres ouvrantes pour assurer la ventilation naturelle et la pénétration de la lumière naturelle, un système de géothermie permettant le chauffage en hiver et un apport de fraicheur l’été et un mur solaire servant au préchauffage de l'air.

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    Architect: CCM2 architectes + Onico ArchitectureStructural / Civil: WSP GroupMechanical /electrical: Genecor inc. The new Elementary School of Boischatel was built on the old municipal baseball field, beside the soccer field, and is surrounded by a wonderful wooden area. The building regroups twelve classrooms, two kindergartens, a daycare, a library, a computer laboratory, few administrative offices and a gymnasium which was designed to be doubled, if needed. The steel...

    Project details
    • Year 2014
    • Work finished in 2014
    • Client Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries
    • Contractor Nova Construction
    • Cost 5,7 M$ | CAN
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Schools/Institutes / Interior Design
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