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Elderly Care House / Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes

  • Architects: Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes
  • Location: Bevaix, Switzerland
  • Architects: Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes
  • Project Manager: Philippe von Bergen
  • Collaborators: Valèrie Mathez, Angelo Melcarne
  • Owner: FidFund Management SA
  • Area: 6164.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher

From the architect. The need for a major medical program in a place steeped in history is the origin of the design process. Indeed, how to reconcile the scale of the new design with the presence of the Bevaix Castle and Cottage built for the Swiss national exhibition in Geneva in 1896.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

The answer is a sculptural project articulated with the existing vegetation and protected buildings. The plasticity of the building is enhanced by the treatment of the openings and the white color.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

Inside, the spacial quality generated makes the most effective restraint home typology.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher
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