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IFSante / WONK architectes

  • 01:00 - 4 June, 2013
IFSante / WONK architectes
IFSante / WONK architectes, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue Nelson Mandela, 59160 Capinghem, France
  • Category

  • Engineering

    Projex Ingénierie, Diagobat, Daniel Caucheteux
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

Text description provided by the architects. The IFSanté is a 3200 square-meterHealth Formation Institute building in Lille, France, for the Catholic University. The site is near the Saint-Philibert Hospital and the subway, in a new neighborhood named “Humanicité” made of several open blocks crossed by a large pedestrian avenue. The institutehosts 600 students and teaches a variety of medicine and health subjects.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

The project exhibits a tight simplicity that reflects the program informing about the internal configurations. The geometry is seton thenorthwest cornerof the block,releasingan as generous as possiblecourt. The projectexpresses variousstratathatarein dialogue withaheartopenblock.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

The controlledtransparency of the groundfloorgathers the court, the lobby andthe cafeteriaina friendly place.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

A singularfigureis expressedfromdifferent perspectives.The amphitheater, the libraryandrooms for practicalwork, specific program elements,are stagedto distinguish the differentpolaritiesof the project.Thecantilever of theamphitheaterclearlydesignatesa protected entry.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

The plantedroofsoffer quietspacesanddraw theskyline in different levels. The facades materials,alternatingglass andanodized aluminum,offera subtle interplay ofdifferenttransparencies bringing lot ofnaturallight.


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Cite: "IFSante / WONK architectes" 04 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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