This Wednesday, January 22, 2019, the ceremony of laying the 1st stone of the new Franco-German High School of Buc marked the official start of the works by the teams of Eiffage Construction and Eiffage Route. This operation involves a major renovation of the establishment. Conducted for the Conseil départemental des Yvelines and the Ile-de-France region, it will eventually accommodate nearly 1,300 high school students.
Internationally renowned, the Franco-German high school embodies both literary and scientific excellence but its premises, which also house a primary school, were no longer living up to the ambition of the teaching team or the ever-increasing staff.
The current staff is 900 students and will be 1300 after the restructuring and extension works.
This project, carried out in general by Eiffage Construction, aims to:
- requalify the existing building inclusing 40 classrooms, a 450-seat refectory and 20 specialized classes over 8,750 m²,
- design a new elementary school in R+1 with 12 classrooms, 1 motor room, a computer room and a Documentation and Information Centre,
- construct a new custodial dwelling,
- renovate the facades of existing dwellings (refurbishment and electrical compliance),
- the setting up of a landscaped area that crosses the park and connects the school and gymnasium, allowing safe access between the various activities.
The Eiffage Route teams that won the VRD - site closure lot will be in charge of:
- application of the asphalt,
- Installation of curbs and gutters, concrete manholes and PVC sewerage system, holding tank in alveolar structure, PVC sheaths for various networks,
- horizontal and vertical signs,
- the Laying of fences and a gate.
Designed by the architectural firms Atelier 2a+ and Behnisch Architekten, the school complex is oriented towards the castle park. The natural site is valued to raise students' awareness of nature and landscape.
The architectural bias refers to the plant. Almost all the green spaces are conserved and medium-sized umbrella structures cover the outdoor spaces of the courtyards to create the meadows and protect the classes from summer overheating.
The design leaves room for natural light thanks to large glass walls. The choice of noble materials (solid wood and steel facade) provides thermal and aesthetic comfort while meeting RT 2012 standards.
Delivery is scheduled for July 2021 after 22 months of work.
Personalities present at the ceremony:
- Jean-Jacques Brot, Prefect of the Yvelines,
- Valérie Pécresse, President of the Île-de-France Region,
- Pierre Bédier, President of the Yvelines Department,
- Jean-Marc Le Rudulier, Mayor of Buc,
- Charline Avenel, Rector of the Versailles Academy Chancellor of Universities.