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Housing for Elderly People in Huningue / Dominique Coulon & associés

Housing for Elderly People in Huningue / Dominique Coulon & associés

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Housing  · 
Huningue, France
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Dominique Coulon & associés
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    3932.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    ALSASOL, Atlas Schindler, BURGER, CF CUISINE, FREGONESE, GALOPIN, GIAMBERINI & GUY, HUBER ELECTRICITE, IDE VERDE, LA SOLUTION ALU, LES PEINTURES REUNIES, LIEBERMANN, MADER, MEYER, PAUL HERRBACH, REGIO NETTOYAGE, ROMAN, SCHERBERICH, SINGER, SOMEGYPS, TECHNOCHAPE
  • Design Team

    Dominique Coulon, Olivier Nicollas, Gautier Duthoit, Olivier Poulat.
  • Architects assistants 

    Javier Gigosos-Ruipérez, Diego Bastos-Romero
  • Photographs

  • Client

    Ville de Huningue
  • Competition 

    Gautier Duthoit
  • Construction site supervision

    Olivier Poulat
  • Structural Engineer 

    Batiserf Ingénierie
  • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer 

    Artelia
  • Cost Estimator  

    E3 économie
  • HQE specialist

    Artelia
  • Fire safety system 

    Artelia
  • Acoustics 

    Euro sound project
  • Landscape 

    Bruno Kubler
  • Budget 

    4 000 000 €
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Text description provided by the architects. This housing for elderly people is located on the banks of the Rhine. The exceptional situation of the site allowed us to turn the common areas and the hall towards the river: the residents can enjoy the choreography of passing boats. The programme consists of twenty-five fifty-square-meter homes, a restaurant in three sections, a computer room, a hobby workshop, a vegetable garden and a petanque field.

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Everything is organised to foster relations among the residents. Collective living spaces are as generous as possible, with abundant natural light. We have designed places that encourage exchanges and social interaction. Encounter-inviting events and sequences punctuate the routes.

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The staircase stands at the centre of the building, rendering it unavoidable. In combination with the wide central space, it invites mobility. Upstairs, the patio brings light from the south into the heart of the building. The white volume inside seems suspended; it deconstructs the empty space and lends a certain strangeness to the whole.

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First Floor
First Floor
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Red concrete, terracotta and wood produce a benevolent atmosphere. Outside, the building is enveloped in brick on all sides. We selected a craft brick that is non-standard, irregular and  occasionally misshapen. The walls catch the light; by emphasising its rustic port setting, the building connects itself to the history of the Rhine.

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Cite: "Housing for Elderly People in Huningue / Dominique Coulon & associés" 13 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/901996/housing-for-elderly-people-in-huningue-dominique-coulon-and-associes/> ISSN 0719-8884
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