Designed within an unspoilt landscape, the five new units of the psychiatric hospital are arranged around a central forecourt, an important area for circulation and interaction, forming a connection with the town, like a village square.
A place for outdoor life, transition and passage, it provides an approach that is diametrically opposed to confinement or segregation.
Route de Longpont, 91 700 Sainte-Geneviève des-Bois
Etablissement Public de Santé Barthelemy Durand
Project cost (ex.tax)
€ 18.7 million (2013 value)
9 400 sq.m.
Scope of services
Design and build
Five 25-bed psychiatric units with shared activity and logistics areas
Integrated and open into the landscape, accommodation and movement, centralised posts for carers
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