The project is part of the development of an establishment which brings together a continuous care and rehabilitation center and a specialized reception center, built by Mengeot & Associates a few years earlier. The building required a reorganization in order to facilitate the work of the teams by setting up all the rooms on one level. The overall organization of this floor of 44 rooms has led to the creation of a circular circulation thus creating interior courtyards (treated as a Japanese garden). In order to ensure a set of buildings that belonged together, the architecture of this extension is similar to the first extension (specialized reception center). This is an interpretation of the architecture of the existing building itself composed of buildings constructed at different times. This architectural treatment was praised by the architect of historical monuments. In order to allow subsequent heightening, all the networks and equipment have been installed in a technical gallery under the building allowing easy access to the various networks and equipment for upkeep and maintenance.

Strong points

  • Construction allowing a functional reorganization of the establishment
  • Coherent architectural style throughout the site
  • Technical gallery bringing together networks and technical equipment to allow elevation and facilitate network maintenance
  • Closed circulation ensuring a rational organization of the service and allowing residents to walk safely
  • Integration of the building in a sensitive site (wooded park, historical monuments perimeter)


  • Centralized technical management
  • Natural lighting of all premises including circulation
  • Lighting control on detector and natural light sensor
  • Solar production of domestic hot water
  • Acoustic treatment of premises
  • Double flux ventilation