(Article written in collaboration with ArchDaily)
Saint-Gobain has announced the results for the 16th edition of its international Multi Comfort Student Contest. This year, the challenge was to convert the post-industrial area of the Coignet company in Saint-Denis (France) into a space for living, learning, and leisure in the heart of a large green space, respecting both the historical heritage and the needs of sustainable development of modern neighbourhoods, in collaboration with the city of Saint-Denis.
Learn more about the top three winning projects below.
First Prize: Pedagogic Lab – France Team Nº5
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux (ENSAP Bordeaux) + Institut Supérieur Aquitain du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics d'Anglet (ISA BTP Anglet)
The jury particularly liked the concept of the "Pedagogic Lab" project, which aims to open up the neighborhood to its environment and make it a place of learning and experimentation. The clear organization around a school preserves a vast park, a real green lung in the heart of the city. The project implements innovative solutions to reduce environmental impacts and guarantee excellent comfort in all seasons to the inhabitants, while remaining perfectly realistic.