Health

Jeanne d’Arc Hospital, Bar-le-Duc

Bar-le-Duc

2002-2008

The extension links the Polyclinique du Parc to the public hospital, while retaining the individual independence of each entity.

It comprises 85 general and outpatient beds for surgery for the clinic, 20 beds and outpatient places for the public hospital, an extension to the operating theatre, and a 44-bed physiotherapy facility. A circulation route crosses the site from north to south and organises the separation between the private and public services.

Between these, a large planted area provides a relaxing environment. The building’s architecture gives it a reassuringly technical image, and an easy environment, which is comfortable to use, with views across the surrounding landscape. The architectural decision was taken to separate the physiotherapy unit from the clinic. This service now forms a new wing for the hospital, linked into the central medical facilities and close to the main reception area.