AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea

AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea

Paris, FR | Paris, FR


Notre Dame de Bon Secours - Retirement home

The architecture of retirement homes today is stereotyped. Architects try hard to "cram" the elderly into buildings with specific labeling, such as “cottages”, “villages for the old”, “frail care lodges”, whose overall aim is to reflect the symbolically rural. The exterior aspect of these buildings is usually requested to be conceived of rather traditionally, with a rather small scale, and with slanted roofing, “rather like in a village”. But here we are in the heart of Paris, and in the 21st Century. We propose an urban project whose scale is consistent with its surrounding neighbors. A modern project taking note of its era, as well as of the progressive changes in elderly care and housing practices. A Parisian housing establishment without architectural effects of style, easily blending into its neighborhood.

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Status: Under Construction
Location: Paris, FR
My Role: Architect