This Medical Reception Center, innovative in Île-de-France (winner of the National Committee for the Coordination of Action in Favor of Handicapped People), provides a response to adults with multiple disabilities, suffering from severe epilepsy. The establishment was designed with the help of doctors, families and specialist staff, which has led to the creation of a particularly suitable living environment, including a balneotherapy area and activity areas.

Strong points

  • Single-storey operation to facilitate the movement of residents
  • Work on the gradation of privacy (each living unit of 8 to 10 residents is broken down into 2 groups of 5 bedrooms)
  • Work on the morphology of spaces according to the handicaps of patients


  • “Sensitive” insertion in the site
  • Natural lighting of all premises including circulation
  • Double flow “Free-cooling” ventilation
  • Acoustic, hygrometric, visual and olfactory comfort
  • Alternative rainwater system : temporary retention on the roof, flooding depression with overflow integrated into the landscaping where specific flora and fauna are developed used for educational purposes
  • Creation of a therapeutic garden and vegetable patch