Paris based studio Hondelatte Laporte Architectes designed the zero energy project Giraffe's Crib. This 1450 square meter day nursery crib was completed in 2012.
Description by the architects:
Giraffe's crib is located at the foot of the "non-tour" designed by Jean Nouvel, in the words of the "triangle" between the Quartier du Vieux Pont de Sèvres neighborhood slab made in the 70s, and the new Keystone neighborhood. The whole area offers a hilly skyline.
To integrate this remarkable urban overall consistency, the project consists of three tiered layers, morphology is the articulation of all neighborhood characteristics: stacking and moving ramp.
This public facility expresses the world of childhood. The idea is to create an event that leads the public space using childish imagination: invest wildlife places. A giraffe is a leader and has quietly graze the tree layer within reach while polar bear cub trying to climb to the upper terrace from the south and a procession through the garden ladybug.
Photos by Philippe Ruault, Hondelatte Laporte Architectes