École de plein air de Suresnes

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A modern Paris suburb, Suresnes was the site for an École de plein air designed by Eugène Beaudouin and Marcel Lods between 1932 and 1935. The architecture of the Ecole was based on the traditional 'pavilion plan' a design commonly used for sanatoria. Long window-lined hallways enabled light and air to flow throughout the class rooms and communal areas. With innovative folding floor to ceiling windows classrooms could be completely or partially opened to the outside depending on the temperature and the needs of the pupils.