In 2016, the local authority in Bordeaux, the Bordeaux Metropole, required the creation of several new educational and recreational facilities including schools, sporting facilities, creches and office space. Bordeaux Metropole needed the school to provide more spaces at both nursery and primary level. It also needed to be completed in a short time-scale to be ready for the new academic year in September 2017.
Working closely with the local authority, Algeco France and architect Christophe Cornale designed and delivered a new, state-of-the-art school which both met the requirements of the children and adhered to the high health and safety standards required for school buildings. In addition to meeting these requirements, Algeco France also ensured the final space was attractive to the children and that it integrated seamlessly with the surrounding environment.
The final school building totalled 2,539 square metres and included a range of classroom sizes and facilities, including bathrooms, administrative offices and kitchen and dining facilities. The space was specifically designed to be bright, welcoming and engaging.
In addition to the state-of-the-art school buildings, the project team created special play areas outside for children to both play and learn in a safe environment.
The Alfred Daney School was Algeco France's first project for the Bordeaux Metropole. The project was praised by Alain Juppe, Mayor of Bordeaux who attended the opening of the school in September 2017.
In particular, he was impressed by the large, bright classrooms and the general aesthetics of the building.