Construction of a general and technological high school for 480 pupils, and a catering facility for 800 to 1,000 diners and housing.
The high school consists of a timber structure on the ground floor and first floor, supported by a concrete base. This pillar and beam system radiates over a circular arc.
The intermediate flooring consists of glued laminated stringers supporting a collaborative metal form slab. This is known as a “mixed” technique since the concrete slab contributes to structural strength with the timber beams by means of connectors fixed to the top part of the beams.
The central circulation area has a raised roof to allow natural light to enter.
Photos: Christine CHAUDAGNE