SAMS Center for Elderly People / Lacroix Chessex

SAMS Center for Elderly People / Lacroix Chessex

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Text description provided by the architects. The medico-social support structure (SAMS) welcomes senior residents, for a short stay, before their return home. The second complex of the SILO Foundation in Echichens on the heights of Morges, the new building offers additional services such as a doctor's office for general practitioners, a hairdresser, and a tea room.

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The architectural project seeks to fit into the site and respond to the built environment consisting mainly of two poles: the village and the first building of the SILO Foundation. The building tries to play a pivotal role between these two geometries and to connect existing constructions.

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The proposed structure is articulated in two main buildings each arranged around a patio. The scale of the project is thus more suited to the rural context.  The facades are made up of prefabricated reinforced concrete elements.

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This building is timeless. It is a hospitality structure in the literal sense of the term that goes far beyond the program itself. If the proposed architecture may seem imbued with a certain archaism, it offers a contemporary revisiting of structural themes from vernacular heritage. There is no nostalgia in this approach, but rather a desire to firmly anchor the project in a broader temporality than that of the cultural context in which it is built.

SAMS Center for Elderly People / Lacroix Chessex - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
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Address:1112 Échichens, Switzerland

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Cite: "SAMS Center for Elderly People / Lacroix Chessex" 24 Aug 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/967269/sams-center-for-elderly-people-lacroix-chessex> ISSN 0719-8884
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SAMS 老年人活动中心 / Lacroix Chessex

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