Register: FEB/04/2018, Submit: MAR/17/2018, Eligibility: Architects, architecture students on undergraduate level or above, Fee: 48 EUR, Awards: 1st Prize 10,000 EUR, 2nd Prize 5,000 EUR, 3rd Prize 2,500 EUR
The 2018 BIM Competition asks applicants to reflect on the creation of a grammar school for 500 students in the city of Suresnes (France). Applicants should design the digital model including one or more builidings that will be located within an existing cluster. BIM objects of the industrial sponsors of the competition should be included in the digital model. The Suresnes Open-Air School built by architects Eugène Beaudouin and Marcel Lods is located on this existing cluster block. Candidates should include a proposal for repurposing it.
The site is located in the community of Suresnes (92). It is composed of two types of land.
A. The project to be built is located on land that is bordered on two sides by the Open-Air School. On one parcel of land on the north side, there are already outdoor sports and leisure spaces. The second parcel of land, on the east side, with a total area of 7.5 hectares, will be the location of the entirety of the grammar school complex that you should propose. Access to this parcel of land may be made from Rue du Pas Saint-Maurice, Avenue des Landes, or from Chemin de la Motte.
B. On another parcel of land, with an area of 15 hectares, the Open-Air School built by architects Eugène Beaudouin and Marcel Lods is located. This parcel of land, adjacent to the site of the construction addressed in the competition should be strictly conserved as it is. You may not modify the existing architecture, which is listed as an historic monument. However, the use of these premises should be the subject of a proposal you submit (free program for reassignment of the premises).
The current INSHEA building located on this parcel of land at this time will not be conserved.
In this area of the community of Suresnes, the urban fabric is mainly residential, and residential constructions are generally built set back from property lines.
The atypical topography of the site, located on the southern slope of Mont Valérien, offers a panoramic view over the city of Suresnes as well as the East of Paris.
This is why particular care must be paid in your proposal to the roofs as well as to the façades.
The city of Suresnes wishes to study candidate proposals for the grammar school. The building or buildings should take into account the immediate environment by integrating into and by entering into a dialogue with the existing structures; designs should meet sustainable development standards, and ensure a healthy setting for users.
The city of Suresnes also wants candidates to assert their interest in undertaking a process for the restoration/rehabilitation of the Open-Air School and contribute to a reflection regarding its future. You will seek to answer certain questions, among others: how can an historic monument be adapted to today’s society? Who will use these premises?
The INSHEA will ensure in particular that the grammar school building(s) will be accessible to any handicapped persons (particular attention should be paid to signage and to all processes that may facilitate Accessibility).