Ecole Camondo Expands To Toulon
75 years after it was founded, Parisian Ecole Camondo expands its reach and opens a second site overlooking Toulon’s harbour in September 2019.
Since its founding in 1944, the Paris based Ecole Camondo has left an invaluable mark on the practice and profession of the contemporary interior architect and designer. After a curriculum of 5 years, graduates receive a diploma that is certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
Next September, the school will be expanding it’s reach beyond the French capital and will open a second site in the learning district of Toulon, overlooking the city’s Harbour in the Mediterranean. Supported by the Toulon Provence Mediterranee metropolitan area and the Chamber of Commerce of the Var Department, this new location will form educational partnerships with local economic, institutional and private stakeholders, and will develop its Aterlier Campure programme by drawing on workshops and the know-how from local craftsmen in the area.
Through student exchanges, joint workshops and the 75 years of experticse in careers advice, the new site, aptly named Camondo Méditerranée, will have a strong link with its Parisian sibling. The school will offer the same five-year curriculum, the same teaching methods, the same diploma endorsed by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, within a territorial and international context: the Mediterranean. At the time of its opening, masters students (fourth years) will be able to attend the bilingual (English and French) courses. First years students wanting to apply and attend this Mediterranean location can apply for the course starting in September 2020.
The goal of Camondo Méditerranée will be to train interior architects and designers in imagining living spaces for the present and future. The teaching offered by the school will reflect the Mediterranean context in which its placed: the maritime cluster, the art of pleasure boating and yachting, the relationship between interior and exterior, the link with nature and bio-sourced materials, the study of trade, tourism and migration. The new building (of about 2000 m2) will be designed to reflect the courses given within its walls, focused on experimentation and creativity through the materials used.
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