The building blends into the sloping landscape of Pont-sur-Yonne. The dark blocks house the 96 rooms; the main entrance is arranged around a courtyard resembling a village square, facing the Yonne valley.
▼ 分析图 diagrams
The dark volumes appear hollowed out, with a tumble of geometric shapes folded into these starkly white hollows. There are views of the scenery on all sides; the terraces look towards the river.
▼ 良好的景观朝向 views on all sides
▼ 平台 terrace
The common areas of the living spaces are arranged to benefit from the energy of light from the south, with wide openings looking out over the park.
Two planted patios provide the building with depth. All traffic routes have natural light, making them ideal for strolling. They widen with changes of direction, accommodating sitting areas in warm shades of pink and red where ergonomically designed banquettes are conducive to group conversations among the residents.
▼ 内院 patios
▼ 沿着内院的休息空间 the sitting areas along the patios
▼ 走廊 the corridor
Particular attention has been paid to making the collective areas both fluid and transparent. The dining rooms occupy a central balcony position looking towards the lobby, opening broadly to the south. Sheltered terraces are a further addition to the residents’ quality of life.
▼ 半室外平台 the sheltered terraces
The rooms, each measuring 20 square metres, have been very carefully designed. The combination of bay windows and furnishings reinforces the feeling of thickness of the facade. The diversity of the three types of room is enhanced by the careful attention paid to both colour and solar orientation.
The building is certified to high energy performance standards. The exterior insulation confers good inertia and provides a high level of thermal comfort.
In drawing up this project, particular care has been paid to use and functionality. Everything has been done to use routes, natural light and materials to best advantage, producing living spaces which respect the dignity of their residents.
▼ 入口门厅 the entrance hall
▼ 多功能厅 multi-purpose room
▼ 理发室 hairdressing
▼ 图纸 drawings
Client : Lamy-Delettrez nursing home
Architect : Dominique Coulon & associés
Structural Engineer : Batiserf Ingénierie
Electrical & Mechanical Plumbing Engineer : BET G. Jost
Cost estimator : E3 Economie
Landscaping : Bruno Kubler
Kitchen expert : Ecotral
Address : Le Ravillon, 89140 Pont-sur-Yonne, France / GPS Location : 48.278201, 3.199322
Surface : 5395 m2
Budget : 9 304 560€ H.T
Completion date : november 2014
Photography : David Romero-Uzeda
English Text: dominique coulon & associes