Friday, June 26, 2009

Ecole Maternelle Trois Bornes

A modernist chef d'ouevre, this school building used brick to fantastic effect to decorate concrete curves, balconies and porthole windows. The narrow, pink coloured bricks were layed in alternate directions, vertically then horizontally, giving the facade additional texture and movement.

Interesting side note - an air-raid shelter was built in the basement and used by local residents during the 39-45 war.

Address: 39 Rue Trois Bornes, 75011
Architect: René Requet-Barville and Louis Longuet
Year of construction: 1936


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