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Day-care centre Les Petits DrĂ´les

Project Type:

Day-care centre



Locations :

Île de Ste Marie de Ré, France


Du Coeur à l’Ouvrage


Lively and playful image thanks to Rubio Monocoat Hybrid Wood Protector

Architectural Firm Du Coeur à l’Ouvrage won a competition in 2016, with their design for the new city day-care centre on the French island Ste Marie de Ré. They created a fantastic project made of wood, inspired by the heritage of the island. Specifically, the salt barns and the oyster houses, which were all traditionally made of wood. The design is also reminiscent of beach huts, which are very much characteristic of the entire west coast of France.

Du Coeur à l’Ouvrage wanted the day-care centre to have a playful and lively image and their plan led them to Rubio Monocoat. They decided to colour and protect the vertical exterior wall cladding with Rubio Monocoat Hybrid Wood Protector. After a long process of selecting and testing colours, eight custom-made colours were decided on. Eight colours for the eight different school rooms. Each exterior wall cladding was oiled in another bright colour. To make it into one whole and to lead the children from one room to the next, the exterior colours can also be found in the interior. Because the RMC Hybrid Wood Protector is suitable for virtually all wood types and can also be used for interior applications, some of the furniture and other details also got the same bright colours as the exterior walls.
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