Building childhoods. Crèche Les deux Oies by WRA architects & Ithaques

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Project manager.- Chloé Goutille. Project management team.- Structural engineer and economist.- Mecobat. Landscaper.- Chorème.
City of Noisy-le-Roi.
1,108 sqm.
€ 2.8 M.
January 2021.
Exterior carpentry.- J2M Company. Interior joinery.- JPV Company.
City of Noisy-le-Roi (78), France.

Anna Bogdan, Danyel Thiébaud. Ithaques

The Ithaques workshop, based in Paris, develops its activity on topics that are in the articulation of architecture, urban renewal, and sustainable development. Anna Bogdan and Danyel Thiébaud, partners for more than ten years, strive to restore the architectural quality where the ground has been abandoned, provided that a heritage no longer faces the challenges of today, where the city is dysfunctional and is no longer attractive.

This commitment is the founder of the workshop, it is the meeting of specific skills: the experience of Anna Bogdan, an urban planner for a long time at the service of new cities, Danyel Thiébaud's attachment to the modern heritage of the 20th century and the common. awareness of 'an emergency: sustainably repairing our cities.

Ithaques is also committed to a collective approach, formed by alliances capable of responding to increasingly specific issues. The WRA agency, winner of the NAJAP in 2008, joined the workshop in the 12th arrondissement of Paris in 2015. This merger was logically achieved after the delivery of a first common program, a student residence in Versailles, a project in the structure of wood on existing infrastructure. WRA brings its experience in wood construction and mixed programs to the shop.

The workshop's work is demanding, it is periodically published in the specialized press (the Monitor, AMC, Casabella, Details, Ecologgia ...) and has been awarded numerous prizes (2010 Environmental Prize, Construction Trophée 2017 and 2018, Trophée Bois 2017 ).

Fabrice Lagarde, Vladimir Doray. WRA - Wild Rabbits Architecture

The WRA - Wild Rabbits Architecture workshop brings together passionate young talents in the service of social and contemporary architecture.

Fabrice Lagarde and Vladimir Doray get involved daily, assuming their status as committed craftsmen, they are passionate about the design tools for the various forms of dialogue around the project, for the evolution of ways of living. The astonishing diversity of their production reflects the consideration of the context in the broad sense and this constantly renewed question: "what could we do here and that we could not do elsewhere?". The answer sometimes lies in the program, the constructive process (they like wood), an innovative environmental approach, a figure of speech.

Since 2015 WRA and Ithaques share the same premises, extending the circle of play to the rehabilitations in which Danyel Thiebaud and Anna Bogdan are specializing. If the tasks are well distributed on paper, if a certain emulation persists, the daily life is simply that of an agency that develops with multiple and complementary actors. From the shared evidence of an architectural party just to the detail that kills finally achieved, the pleasure of a job well done is the engine of this small agency which is rising without losing any of its beautiful initial energy.



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