Label architecture

“A subtle illustration of how to invest a dense urban context. Rather than showing off, the standard construction processes address the surroundings in a humble and generous manner.” Louis Leger

Up above, down below

— Guillaume Vanneste

Brussels municipalities are short of school places and the region is already densely built up. However, it is sometimes possible to look upward … This is what the Label office proposed for the Arc-en-ciel municipal school in Saint-Josse: to build up rather than take over a neighbouring building. With new classrooms, a doubling of the playground and optimization of the existing space, the project, at once lucid and generous, stands somewhere between architecture and infrastructure.

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  • Label architecture


  • Arc-en-Ciel

  • Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium

  • Transformation and extension of the Arc-en-ciel kindergarten and primary school, and of the Queen Elisabeth crèche in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

  • Competition

  • Municipality of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

  • 29/01/2019

  • 900 m²

  • 1 519 162,76 €

  • JZH & Partners

  • Energ-IR

  • Energ-IR

  • In Advance

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