For the reorganization of the common areas of the pavilion Ignace- Bourget of the College Bois-de-Boulogne, we focused on the openness and on the relations between the public areas to create a new intuitive dynamic movement and use of space. We built a bridge and an open staircase that connects the two parts of the second floor that was so far isolated. We redesigned the reception area and security office, student association offices and a student coffee shop by connecting them to the lobby.
The staircase, the footbridge and the student coffee shop furniture are visually combined in one element that moves through space and transposes the physical links that now exist between the functions. This yellow unifying element of changing materiality is the only new geometry of the project. Its outer surface is formed on the footbridge of steel plates cut on the grounds of the abbreviation of the name of the college. A motorized system, perfectly integrated with the acoustic blades of the ceiling transforms the lobby into a versatile double height exhibition room.
Through the analysis of existing conditions, we have arranged to encourage natural light visual axes, logical movement and orientation. We focused on visual contact with the outside. The locations for digital signage and dynamics have been integrated on the walls and stairwells