Green SchoolFormer Renault Factory In France Becomes An Undulating Green-Roofed School
A former Renault factory is set to become a "living" school and gymnasium in the northern French city of Boulogne. Chariter Dalix has joined a partnership to transform the former factory space into an undulating and uplifting green building that encourages not only native flora to re-grow, but invites local fauna to pay a visit as well. Best of all: this is a place where children learn. So instead of locking away their imaginations in an awful, sterile environment, these kids will be able to play and study amongst chirping birds and squirming worms.
The green roof extends throughout the various levels of the school.
These are all the different fauna and flora species that will be introduced into this living ecosystem.
Slated for Boulogne in Northern France, this "green" school takes back what was formerly a Renault factory.
The separation between study and play is gentle, facilitating a vibrant, natural learning environment.
In addition to creating a healthy, green space, the architects have created a genuine ecosystem.
This render shows how completely the building is wrapped in "life"
The children will be able to experience nature in its entirety - instead of trapping their learning in a closed-off box.
The ubiquity of green space will also serve as a carbon sink in the center of this fairly dense urban space.