Lour Picou Local Hospital, Beaugency Building: French Hospital

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Lour Picou Local Hospital, France : Beaugency Building

Lour Picou Local Hospital France – design by Arodie Damian Architectures

24 Nov 2010

Lour Picou Local Hospital

Creation of two Units for Disorientated
Elderly People (UPAD) in Beaugency, near Orléans, northern France

Architects: Arodie Damian Architectures

Location: southwest of Orléans, southwest of Paris

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Project Description

These specialist units, situated at the site of Lour Picou Local Hospital in Beaugency (France), cater for patients who have a tendency to wander. This feature makes it an entirely innovative and specific establishment which, in particular, includes large corridors and community areas adapted to the illness. Thanks to the large internal areas, we hope that these units will become prototypes for the development of future establishments better suited to specific pathologies.

From the external access to the two units, there is a view over the community areas through the glazed gallery which connects it to the existing building. These are not built facing the street, because there is only a road outside and there are no shops or any views of local life. Elderly people and people suffering from mental problems enjoy watching movement and life. That is why we felt it to be important to create a play area for grandchildren in the large patio. The outward-looking direction of all the community areas and the wish to direct this extension towards the garden and its plants, support the idea of a garden space accessible and open to elderly people with mobility problems.

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Upstairs, the units also have accessible and secure terraces. All the corridors always have natural lighting in several places in order to offer users a series of perspectives and plays on natural light inviting elderly people to walk freely around the unit and keep in touch with the outside world through the extension of the community areas opening on to the gardens. The harmony of the interior colours helps residents to coordinate themselves more easily in line with changes in perception which occur with age: brightly coloured bedroom doors, atmospheres created with colour schemes, etc.

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Lour Picou Local Hospital – Building Information

Operation: Creation of two Units for Disorientated Elderly People (UPAD) with 14 and 11 beds and 5 day care places at Lour Picou Local Hospital.

Address: 48, avenue de Vendôme – 45190 BEAUGENCY – FRANCE

Contractors: Commissioned architect : Arodie Damian Architectures – Blandine ROUGON-SARLIN and Christophe DAMIAN, DESA Architects joint managers (operation manager : Jean-Yves DELAYE) All buildings trades and professions : Euratech (Bagnolet), Roads and External works engineering firm : Sarl EPC (Orléans), Kitchen designer: BETR (Vénissieux), Acoustics engineer : Orfea (Paris), Landscape designer : Atlantic Etudes (Yzosse).

Project Manager: Lour Picou Local Hospital

Surface areas: 2 518 m² (net area)

Total cost: €3,67 M excl. VAT

Main materials: Facades : painted concrete, metal panels. Exterior doors and windows : aluminium + double glazing and electric blinds. Floor covering : PVC. Roof terrace : multi-layer waterproofing and partial green terrace.

Delivery date: 2010

Photo credits: Arodie Damian Architectures

Lour Picou Local Hospital Architects

Arodie Damian Architectures, created in 2001 by Blandine Rougon-Sarlin and Christophe Damian, DESA architects, is an agency based in Paris, Lyons and Bordeaux. It works in the fields of health, the service sector, housing, teaching and culture, paying particular attention to the environmental management of projects.

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