The project, which consists of 81 beds spread across three units, was defined from the beginning by specifications that sought to take up and organize an ideal amount of the site’s surfaces. Respecting these specifications to the letter would have led us to a ground floor organization around internal courtyards spread over the entirety of the site.
To try and reconcile these demands with the ZAC regulations the area was subject to, we proposed a compromise. The result of which is a building in the shape of a “U”, composed of three parts. The corridors leading to the rooms are deliberately well ventilated, becoming naturally lit lanes every four or five rooms, and in the end compose a veritable avenue, where events take place within the generous amounts of natural light, and where there are comfortable views of the garden. The facade is composed of prefabricated concrete, over which we applied a plant pattern.
Location: Tours, FR
My Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Stéphane Chalmeau