Health

Arcachon healthcare centre

Arcachon

2009, projet non réalisé

The concept behind the project is that of a horizontal hospital complex, on a human scale, open to the countryside.

As one enters the site the welcoming effect is reinforced by the presence of a large tree-filled square, which clearly orientates visitors towards the entrance shared by the public hospital and the clinic. Each functioning part of the site is clearly identifiable:  health centre, general hospital, dialysis unit, post-operative care and rehabilitation, logistics.

The buildings are organized so that they gravitate around the hospital to form a real healthcare campus.

The buildings' architecture is contemporary, simple, gentle, human and brightly coloured. The repertoire of shapes is deliberately unostentatious. This simplicity is the greatest strength of the project, from its easy maintenance to its ability to adapt to future changes in use.