Curated by Paula Pintos
HOSPITAL • PARIS, FRANCE
Architects : Seine Design
Year : 2019
Photographs : Sergio Grazia
Manufacturers : AutoDesk, E.R.M.H.E.S
Textual content description supplied by the architects. ADAMANT, a psychiatric hospital rocked by the river. Within the middle of Paris, removed from the same old soothing and guarded care locations, this building gives to sufferers an open house that appears extra like artist studios than a hospital. An enormous home rocked by the river.
The Hospital’s official program consisted of designing a set of “remedy workshops” and the workplaces of the healthcare crew. The aim of this present day psychiatric hospital was to limitas a lot as doable heavy intervals of hospitalization for these sufferers affected by very numerous pathologies. Based mostly on a program of artistic workshops (pottery, music, drawing and so forth.), the institution wished to supply an area wherein sufferers want to keep and return – a needed situation for his or her reintegration into the social sphere.
It was a matter of developing a building with essentially the most sense doable, making the work an object of alternate. Contained in the building, for instance, the metal partitions have been left intact to disclose the welders’ strains and annotations. Through the building section, staff, sufferers and caregivers met to debate the strategies of building and the evolution of the building. Leaving uncooked the marks of their work freezes their presence within the institution and thus creates which means and continuity.
Meteorological building. The strategy was to design a building that provides which means to the commonest on a regular basis occasions by making them spectacular. Climate situations like rain, solar or wind turn into festivals wherein the downpour enters the guts of the building, the reflections of sunshine on the river are reworked into performs of shadows and lights behind the movable shutters and the passage of boats engenders a soothing rocking.
The opening of the building and the façades. On the river, the Adamant maintains a privileged relation together with his setting. The outside entry bridges from the pier to the balcony sides mixed with the transparency of the rotundas specific the hospital’s robust openness. The work on the façades consisted in a uniform wooden facet, all modular, with cell shutters among the many panels. Inside and exterior ambiances can differ relying on the time of the day, controlling the sunshine of the areas. The inclination of the wood slats permits additionally that the water reflections enters the inside areas.
Domesticity vs Establishment: from scale to symmetry. The standard of the areas is a necessary think about getting sufferers to need to keep and are available again. This high quality goes via a home remedy of areas accompanied by meticulous work on the dimensions. Designed as artists’ workshops, the remedy and assembly areas are primarily product of pure supplies akin to metal steel partitions and wooden. The robust presence of wooden, with appeasing water reflection on it, reinforces the nice and cozy and home facet. Optimized mild remedy on board reinforces this element. Work on the symmetry of the building aimed to materialize its institutional dimension permit it to precise its openness to the general public.