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Harfang-des-neiges Elementary School // Onico, CCM2 Architectes

Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, Canada

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Located in the center of the town Stoneham, surrounded by a mountainous and wooden environment, the new pavilion of the elementary school of Stoneham-Tewkesbury is built near the existing one. The new school can accommodate an extra of 240 students in order to fill the growing needs of the municipality.

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

The Municipality’s expansion is caused by the arrival of young families in the new residential developments. The pavilion regroups fourteen classrooms, a library, a gymnasium, a computer laboratory, a daycare and all the services related to maximize the development and the global learning of the children.

The architectural concept draws its inspiration from the site: the natural environment, the forest, the trees and the vegetation.

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

© Onico, CCM2 Architectes

© Onico, CCM2 Architectes

The materiality of the forest, the verticality and the rhythmic of the trees, the variation of shadows, light and contrast felt in a forest were all important elements that launched the architectural concept. More precisely, the objective of the concept was to bring a learning place that is stimulating for the children, integrated within its environment and defined by ludic and luminous spaces.

Situé au coeur de la Ville de Stoneham, dans un environnement naturel montagneux et boisé, le nouveau pavillon de l’école primaire de Stoneham-Tewkesbury est implanté à proximité de l’école existante.

© Onico, CCM2 Architectes

© Onico, CCM2 Architectes

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

Lanouvelle école permet d’accueillir environ 240 élèves supplémentaires afin de répondre aux besoins grandissant de la Municipalité en pleine expansion dû à la venue de jeunes familles dans le nouveaudéveloppement résidentiel. Le nouveau pavillon comprend 14 classes, une bibliothèque, un gymnase, un laboratoire informatique, un service de garde ainsi que tous les services connexes requis pour maximiser le développement et l’apprentissage des jeunes enfants.
Le concept architectural tire son inspiration du site: de l’environnement naturel et boisé, de la forêt, des arbres et de la végétation.

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

La matérialité de la forêt, la verticalité et la rythmique des arbres, les jeux d’ombres, de lumières et les contrastes ont servi d’éléments déclencheurs pour le concept architectural.Plus précisément, le concept a pour objectif d’offrir aux jeunes un lieu d’apprentissage stimulant, intégré à l’environnement et caractérisé par des espaces lumineux et ludiques.Consortium with Onico ArchitecturePhotos: Stéphane Groleau / stephanegroleau.com + Dave Tremblay.

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

© Onico, CCM2 Architectes

© Onico, CCM2 Architectes

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