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  7. Home for Dependent Elderly People and Nursing Home / Dominique Coulon & associés

Home for Dependent Elderly People and Nursing Home / Dominique Coulon & associés

  • 05:00 - 9 September, 2016
Home for Dependent Elderly People and Nursing Home / Dominique Coulon & associés
Home for Dependent Elderly People and Nursing Home / Dominique Coulon & associés, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue de la Source, 14290 Orbec, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Dominique Coulon, Benjamin Rocchi
  • Architects Assistants

    David Romero-Uzeda, Olivier Nicollas, Jean Scherer, Chang Zhang, Javier Gigosos Ruipérez, Pedro Rodríguez Ruipérez, Ania Klukowski, Gautier Duthoit
  • Area

    5833.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Construction Site Supervision

    Emilie Brichard, Jean Scherer
  • Structural Engineer

    Batiserf Ingénierie
  • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer

    BET G.Jost
  • Electrical Engineer

    BET G.Jost
  • Cost Estimator

    E3 économie
  • Acoustics

    Euro sound project
  • Kitchen expert

    Ecotral
  • Landscape

    Bruno Kubler
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

Text description provided by the architects. This care and retirement home has been built in the heart of the Normandy bocage near the village of Orbec. The building follows the sloping curve of the hillside, and is visible from the valley.

© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons
Diagram
Diagram
© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

To reduce the visual impact of this imposing building, we felt it preferable to divide it up. We achieved the desired effect by using the colour green, with the result that the building both blends into the larger landscape and reflects the rural nature of the site. The under-faces of the overhangs and the white walls of the base produce a feeling of lightness.

© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons
Plan
Plan
© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

Each of the living units fits into one section of the building, and all are connected to a south-facing street, backed by the hill. This arrangement gives views through the building from one side to the other, with light punctuating the traffic routes and achieving maximum variety. The colour red destructures the space and adds dynamic. We have avoided using the conventional colours of the hospital environment.

© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

 The building has been designed to enhance the living and walking areas. Its strength lies in its relationship with the landscape.

© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Home for Dependent Elderly People and Nursing Home / Dominique Coulon & associés" 09 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/794834/home-for-dependent-elderly-people-and-nursing-home-dominique-coulon-and-associes/> ISSN 0719-8884
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法国依赖性老人之家及养老院 / Dominique Coulon & associés