Elderly Care House / Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes

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Architects: Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes
Location: Bevaix,
Project Manager: Philippe von Bergen
Collaborators: Valèrie Mathez, Angelo Melcarne
Owner: FidFund Management SA
Project Area: 6,164 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

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.

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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.

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

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Cite: "Elderly Care House / Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes" 28 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=61694>
  • l_1

    vary nice!