The Madeleine Brès Building is an elliptical building where you can get around very easily, thanks to its division into two symmetrical parts along an axis with, at one end, the main entrance, and at the other, the entrance to the service.
In the heterogeneous context of the Avicenna Hospital, which has undergone many extensions over time, the new hospitalization building offers a unitary volume, to give the image of a pavilion in the center of a garden. Its soft and curved shapes coated with copper, inscribe it like a ball joint at the corner of the south park of the Avicenna Hospital, avoiding any frontality with the existing buildings and providing maximum views.
The Madeleine Brès Building is an elliptical building where you can orient yourself very easily, thanks to its division into two symmetrical parts along an axis with, at one end, the main entrance, and at the other, the entrance to service.
The organization of each level is clear and rational: in accommodation levels, the rooms occupy the peripheral ring and offer panoramic views from east to west; lit by two large patios, the medical PC is in the center, at the hinge of the two accommodation units. This configuration also lends itself well to consultations: the consultation rooms are on the outskirts, while in the center is the reception, waiting rooms and doctors’ offices with protected access.
The two large planted patios bring natural light into the heart of the building, open the circulation onto a benchmark exterior and thus provide orientation for users. The rooms, with French windows with low spandrels and a natural wood frame, open widely onto the surrounding park and lend a domestic tone to the hospital.
- Customer:Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)
- Team:Architecturestudio, G3A (lead consultant), Jacobs, LTA
- Program:Hospital and consultation center of 150 beds
- Surface:9 300 m²
- Status:Completion in 2005