Health

Crozon Peninsula Hospital

Crozon

2011

Crozon hospital is clear about its vocation as a local healthcare provider. The idea behind its ‘graceful’ establishment within the town was to forge a strong social relationship between the institution and the town and maintain links with the outside world. In addition, residents feel close to a familiar environment, which avoids disrupting lifelong habits.

The entrance and its forecourt open onto the town and its central square. The location of a primary school nearby underlines the institution’s urban vocation.

Designed with a horizontal layout that promotes contact with the gardens, the form of the buildings largely follows the random outline of the site.

At only two stories high, the project’s scale fits well with the village houses. The body of linear, horizontal buildings are punctuated by timber ‘houses’, in bold cut-out shapes, bringing plenty of variety to the facades.