College George Brassens in Paris

Paris, France

In 1992 the excellent architect and town-planner Manuel Nunez Yanowsky designed one of the most beautiful educational buildings in Paris- College George Brassens. It is located in a prestigious residential district in the north of Paris by “Villette Park” and the XIX century Buttes Chaumont Park. Due to its modern architecture and elevation of stained concrete the college has been added to the database of international civil engineering heritage and Martin, Herve’ Guide de l’architecture moderne a’ Paris, ISBN 2862272744. A beige, Parisian color scheme is dominant throughout the entire building.

The central point of the hall interior is the only accent of color, a glass rainbow with a 40m2 surface, which is placed on the background of a specially designed window, high above students’ heads. The rainbow was designed and created in 1993 by Tomasz Urbanowicz in collaboration with architect Grzegorz Żabicki. Urbanowicz developed a completely new at the time technology of glass mullions holding tempered glass innovatively dyed with colored laminating resin made by the Unilam company. The colorful lamination was probably the first solution of its kind in the world.