This art school in France is located in an old warehouse. The overhaul of the structure is done by Franklin Azzi Architecture who strategically created a layout that is apt for housing facilities for 500 students. In addition to the open concept space that enables cross-collaboration between departments, the project required the firm to provide an exterior framework for operation as well. It consists of "new pedestrian streets, passageways, and an arts esplanade."
The appearance of this art school in France is industrial-inspired, detailed and geometric. Franklin Azzi Architecture retained the steel framework of the original buildings and the saw-tooth roof is made from polycarbonate. Dubbed the Nantes Saint-Nazaire Higher School of Fine Arts, the institution is shortlisted for a Dezeen Award.
Photo Credits: Luc Boegly