加拿大 魁北克 梅蒂斯苏默 | Metis-sur-Mer, Quebec, Canada
梅蒂斯海滩中学（Metis Beach Intermediate school）坐落在一个叫梅蒂斯苏默（Métis-sur-Mer）的小镇上，为来自马塔尼、米蒂斯、马塔佩迪亚和里穆斯基市的大约90名说英语的孩子提供服务。学校始建于1829年，在扩建之前一直默默无闻。现有的建筑太小，不能满足它的用途;一年级和二年级的教室在地下室。美术室也是自助餐厅，没有图书馆，也没有健身房。
Metis Beach Intermediate school is located in a small town called Métis-sur-Mer and serves approximately 90 English-speaking children from Matanie, Mitis, Matapedia and Rimouski Regional county municipality. Established in 1829, the school used to go unnoticed before the construction of its extension. The existing building was too small for its purpose; 1st and 2nd grade classroom was in the basement. The art room was also the cafeteria, and there were no library nor gymnasium.
学校的扩建由PROULXSAVARD + CCM2建筑事务所联合进行，是教育成就和可持续发展创新的一个例子。该项目是根据这些原则创建和发展的，早在魁北克政府项目“Lab-ecole”，现在是一个时事话题。
The school’s extension, carried out by the consortium PROULXSAVARD + CCM2 architects, is an example of innovation for educational achievement and sustainable development. The project was created and developed according to those principles long before Quebec’s Government project “Lab-école”, which is now a current affairs topic.
The guiding principles behind the architectural intentions of the extension’s concept were to promote a stimulating learning environment for students and teachers as well as creating a local development center. The extension contains 7 new classrooms (4 elementary and 3 secondary), 1 gymnasium, a fitness center, 1 science laboratory, 1 machine tool workshop and 2 multipurpose rooms in the basement.
Many factors contributed to reach this goal, such as the conservation of most of the schoolyard space despite the extension and positioning of the gymnasium in the semi-basement, placing windows in the upper part of the gymnasium to promote healthy habits (it’s impelling to workout while seeing outside), adding a fitness center opened to the students and the local community to the program, a multipurpose room with an ocean view, which can be used as a cafeteria, a meeting room, a room for community activities, with an adaptable reading area, a caterer area and a kitchen to promote good habits. Spacious classrooms, omnipresent windows, and an excellent sound-insulation are upscale features according to the teachers. They also think it improves the classroom environment which makes it easier for the children to concentrate. School furniture is also well-adapted to the students. For example, classrooms are furnished with bean bags, adjustable height desks and couches.
Natural light and outdoor view favor the indoor-outdoor interaction. Innovation and sustainable development are also the main principles behind other features of the project, such as harmonizing the extension with the environment, choosing resistant materials to insure durability, creating a courtyard using the connection with the existing building to encourage gatherings and create a microclimate. A central staircase and hall also encourage groupings and insure security. The courtyard also contains a small covered stage to create a suitable place for uniting exterior events.
It is still too soon for the teachers to confirm if all those changes have a calming effect on the students. But they already believe that the new premises promote learning and they observe less conflicts between students. Let’s hope for an upward trend!
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