Saint-Joseph hospital, Paris



Once enclosed like a convent, Saint Joseph hospital has reconnected with the city. A large-scale transformation and restructuring has enclosed the historic heart of the hospital in white glass, punctuated by 19th-century brick pavilions.

The horizontal nature of this enclosure allows the new buildings to be gently integrated into the site and has the advantage of allowing the project's realisation in phases. Gallery-passages have been preserved, bordered by interior, cloister-like gardens, linking the old and new buildings. A wide alley planted with trees symbolises the wall that has been removed, humanising the link between the hospital and the city.