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Residential care home

Competition for the construction of a residential home for the elderly, comprising two buildings for care and independent living.

The project aims to meet the challenge of the programme with two distinct polygonal structures that embody two different lifestyles: one independent (studios and flats) and the other supportive (long-term care). However, they are linked by a transparent plinth that houses the communal areas. This allows light from the south to penetrate and flood the terrace with warm sunshine at lunchtime.

The two volumes are designed to be compact enough to provide large outdoor spaces. The floor plans respond
effectively to the required typologies and fit in with the scale of the village. By dividing the façade into several angles, the length, height and depth of the building are not perceived by passers-by. In this way, the proposed architectural form lies somewhere between a public building and a detached house, creating a lively dialogue. and a detached house, creating a lively dialogue with its environment.

A great deal of attention has been paid to the two hornbeams on the grounds, creating a signpost and reinforcing the area’s unique identity. In this way, the square creates a link with the town, becoming a place to meet and interact.

Client : Gemeinde Schübelbach
Location : Eisenburgstrasse, Schübelbach, Suisse
Surface : 6 500 m²
Status : Delivery
Date : 2028
Key points
  • Load-bearing wooden facade.
  • Urban integration.
  • Flexible building structure.
Performance environnementale
  • Regional and ecological materials.
  • Bioclimatic building.
  • Generous outdoor spaces and preservation of existing trees.
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Patriarche (Architecture, Interior architecture, MEP Engineering, EBQ, Cost, BIM, Urban planning)


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