The construction of the secondary school, Collège Lucie Aubrac, in Tourcoing, represents the accomplishment of an exemplary operation, winning the ministerial title of “School of the Year.”
Located in a primarily residential area, the site of the future school is strategically located as a dynamic focal point in the city's urban renewal. Anchoring the corner of Boulevard Industriel and the street, Fin de la Guerre, the new school articulates the renewal of the two streets and signals the entrance to the town with its richness as a public amenity. The design of the new campus takes advantage of the natural conditions of the site in order to maximize its potential.
The development of the 19,000-square-meter site is planned in consideration of the scale of the site, as well as with careful attention paid to its coherence with the surrounding urban fabric.
The conception of the campus aimed to realize its integration with the area's urban renewal in a harmonious manner. The design of the site plan was formalized with the creation of views from the existing roads towards the interior of the complex, the creation of a transversal visual porosity from the street, JB Corot, towards the street, l’Hippodrome, the preservation of a private internal space for the pupils, and the establishment of its public presence by anchoring the corner of the major intersection.