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Brenac + Gonzalez & Associates: RPA Yersin

Triangular, bordered by the Avenue of the Porte d'Ivry and Charles Régaud, Yersin the island hosts a hostel for the elderly and a day hospital for Alzheimer's patients.

In the first program, the focus was on cohabitation between sharing sites, community life (generous living rooms, dining rooms with large terraces, substantial berries), and fallback sites, privacy ( single rooms with balconies covered with wood and closed with glass panels, protection against pollution of the city).
Alzheimer The center was designed, meanwhile, as a shelter and hospitality that helps break the isolation of families and patients. The structure of space is built by many sensory markings with color, lights, a path, a therapeutic garden are so many landmarks as a reduction in city.
From the outside, the building is identified by the rawness of his "concrete corten" self-compacting. In appearance very sculptural, it evokes a strong chiseled; the volume is initially marked by a massive pedestal placed in the alignment of streets and its geometry varies, the block rises to form the main body. Volumetric swaying back the building inwards, thus facilitating the integration of HBM relatives. At the corner, finally refines profile to strengthen its slenderness and monumentality of the intersection. This composition is completed to the west by generous landscaped terraces and a roof garden.

Project title : RPA Yersin - medical and social residence and day hospital
place: Paris
project owner : Paris Habitat
Mastery of work : Brenac & Gonzalez & Associates
Area : 3 500 m2
Cost of works: 8 M €
Calendar : 2016 delivery

Photos: Peter The Great, Sergio Grazia and Stephan Tuchila

The project won for ArchiDesignclub Awards 2017 in Health

To learn more, visitArchiDesignclub the Awards siteandBrenac + Gonzalez & Associates