Description Restructuring / extension Louis Rascol secondary school

Location Albi 

Program 3 800 m2 extension - restructuring of workshops 11 000 m2

Owner Midi-Pyrenees Regional Council

Architect Jean-Marie Pettès (representative design - worksite management) - (SARL Sagnes & Pettès)

Tech Rch Dept. OTCE (Toulouse)

Economist ETB (Toulouse)

Assignment Basic (in accordance with 1985 M.O.P. law N° 85–704)

Planning Delivery 1st phase 07/2000 - delivery second phase 12/2002

Gross surface area14 800 m2, including creation of 3 800 m2

Construction costM€ 6,5 excl. VAT

Awards Special mention Midi Pyrénées architectural awards 2001
 Regional exposition 2007 : 4 exemplary secondary schools in Midi-Pyrennees

Technical secondary school “Louis Rascol” - Albi

Restructuring & extension of workshops

The Lycée Louis Rascol (secondary school) in Albi is one of the Toulouse Academy’s primary establishments for technical instruction, given its capacity and the quality of training provided there. The solutions chosen for the extension are basic and well proven : structure and cladding combining concrete and terra-cotta, aluminum casements.

The terra-cotta façade is used in an original way (industrial shingles on galvanized steel frames) combined with white walls to include the new extension in the architectural expression of the original project dating from the 1960s. Restructuring of the large existing workshops required significant technical considerations (fire protection, network partitioning, etc.) and conceptual/functional work (saturation of the space, complexity and diversity of training processes to be reinstalled there).

Construction, which took place while the site was in use, was broken down into five yearly work phases.

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