Rebais

Renovation and extension to retirement home located in an abbey

 
 

Project description

Status: built, competition winner / Location: Rebais, France / Client: Maison de retraite Saint-Aile / Team: Silvio d'Ascia Architecture / Scope: full design services / Dates: 1994-2001 / Surface: 7500m² / Cost: 6M€

Photos © Silvio d'Ascia Architecture


The project involves the renovation and extension of the Saint Aile retirement home, located in a hillside region and adjacent to a forest reserve. The idea was to create a dialogue between and existing chapel structure dating from the 13th century and the building addition.

The project thus contains three primary interventions: the construction of the building addition which exists as a sort of triangular polygon in glass with an integrated shading element; the rehabilitation and restoration of the chapel structure and the creation of a bridge joining it with the addition; the demolition and reconstruction of one wing of the complex (Pavilion Daniel Simon) which retains its existing proportions.

The resulting facility provides a naturally-lit and pleasant residence for its inhabitants.

 
 
 
 

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