The Site

Suresnes is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France.

The site is located in the community of Suresnes (92). It is composed of two types of land.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.

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 (in compliance with the prescriptions of the UD Local Urban Development Zone).

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.