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  7. Lausanne University Hospital Extension / meier + associés architectes

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

Lausanne University Hospital Extension / meier + associés architectes

  • 12:00 - 28 January, 2016
Lausanne University Hospital Extension / meier + associés architectes
Lausanne University Hospital Extension / meier + associés architectes, © Yves André
© Yves André

© Yves André © Yves André © Yves André Courtesy of meier + associés architectes + 33

  • Collaborators

    Martin Jaques, Pascual Bernad, Amalia Jimenez, Laurent Miranda, Fréderic Grillet, Tiago Menino, Laurence Boyer, Ludovic Durand, Adriano Reis, Carolina Faustino Ribeiro Da Silva, Olivier Matthey, Rita Tadi, Patrick Flum, Nicolas Pailler
  • Construction Site Management

    Tekhne SA
  • Civil Engineer

    Conus & Bignens SA
  • Heating and Ventilating Engineer

    Weinmann Energies SA
  • Sanitary Engineer

    BAConsulting SA
  • Electrical Engineer

    Scherler SA
  • Artist

    Camille Scherrer
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© Yves André
© Yves André

Text description provided by the architects. The extension to the Coordinated Centre of Oncology is situated at the heart of the hospital complex in a heterogeneous environment distinguished by the strong and austere presence of the original buildings.

© Yves André
© Yves André
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
Courtesy of meier + associés architectes
Courtesy of meier + associés architectes

Composed of two new floors, the new building is designed as a transplant onto the existing one. It is connected by two bridges to the infrastructure already in place: two umbilical cords that allow for logistics flows and transport of patients and staff. The new facades are treated in the same vein as those of the original building: an alternation of glass and mineral-filled bands. However, the facades take on their own formal autonomy: the corners are rounded, the glass bands expanded, the mineral bands polished, and the roof is pierced to allow natural light into the heart of the new organism.

© Yves André
© Yves André

The interiors are designed in a way that humanises the ‘treatment machine’ character of a hospital environment, while at the same time respecting the technical and normative constraints of such an establishment. To compensate for the anxiety-inducing nature of an oncology department, specific measures have been taken with regard to interior comfort, in a quest for appeasement. The rounded corners of the walls provide fluidity to the interior circulation. The corridors offer scenic outside vistas and benefit from the natural light of the patios. Large windows allow different sections to relate to one another in an interplay of near and far views.

© Yves André
© Yves André

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Cite: "Lausanne University Hospital Extension / meier + associés architectes" 28 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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