Health

South extension, Henri Duffaut Hospital, Avignon

Avignon

2005-2010

The rectangular extension encloses the lower sections of the hospital’s two existing towers and lifts the building above the flood levels.

. Its monumental entrance, a unifying element, is marked by a cantilever supported on five coloured cones, whose giant scale references the surrounding brutalist style architecture.

They also reinforce the stability of an anti-seismic construction system. Crossed by an interior street for access, the compact plan ensures future flexibility. Structural facades in textured concrete enlivened by random perforations bring the whole together.