The Lucie Aubrac School by Saison Menu Architectes is located in the northern French town of Roubaix. Standing at two-storeys, the modern structure relies on retro design details that are recreated using modern technological tools.
The Lucie Aubrac School features a series of white wooden louvres that are set in brass coloured aluminium frames. This metallic material is a departure from the school's surrounding architecture, built out of aged brick and stone.
Its metallic facade stands out as a modern material amongst a street of aged structures that are representative of Roubaix' rich history.
Moreover, the structure is a marker for a new linear park that will be built along its adjacent railway and is set to be connected with the urban space once it is complete.