Client : RIVP
Programme : 89 Apartements, CAJM + Foyer
Area : 7600m²
Budget : 14.6 M euros HT
Phase : Competition
The urban project designed by Paul Chemetov ZAC, which reflects the architectural heritage, and the urban landscape of the site, provides public facilities and social housing, makes improvements to the existing green spaces through the creation of a variety of environments, and also the entrance to the site of the old hospital in its immediate context.
The public functions of the project (the welcome centre and the home for adults with autism) occupy the ground floor of the project, while above the housing is divided into two separate volumes. This distribution of spaces provides almost two thirds of the homes with double or triple orientation.
Thus the project consists of three volumes:
The plinth : Treated in brick, the ground floor (the primary public space in the building) was designed in close relationship with the garden, which is why certain volumes, corridors, vistas extend voluntarily in the external space, creating a variety of spaces both internal and external which open or close towards the chapel. The housing is also accessed from this level.
The building wing parallel with Rue Lourmel (1-6 floors) : This building accommodates the apartments. The 6th floor retreats from the façade to reduce the massing on the street. The street facade is clad in brick, while the garden facade is of timber construction to contribute to a warm, intimate and natural landscape.
A small volume parallel with Rue des Cévennes (1-6 floors) : This building also accommodates residences. The 1st to the 5th floor levels have the same floor plan and the 6th floor changes to accommodate different apartment typologies. The four facades of this small volume are of timber construction.