Rest and nursing home
First passive rest house of Belgium

Construction |
Full mission

60 beds
4210 m2
Passive : K 13 - 10Kwh/m2/an

The setting up is linked to the constraints of the free area remaining from the plot before the destruction of the 1960's home. Our proposal is to break the length of the building by a set of shifts on the longitudinal symmetry and a set of corresponding external cantilevers. It allows to clear the vision of a main building with a gable roof and « box » reported in cantilever.
The building implanted perpendicularly to the street lead to a EW solar orientation of the main facades, all rooms receiving sun at one or another time of day.
The organization of the surfaces takes place at the center of the building as in gables. They organize themselves to ensure views of the square and the church and continue to participate in the village life.

Technical features :
Forced-air mechanical ventilation | Geothermal probe (1300m) with Heat Pump | Solar DHW heating (44m2) | recycling rainwater | Well insulated envelope | K13 | Airtightness : 0,6

PO : Kain PSAC
Contract : public
Financial support : la Wallonie
Pierre Debaeke Architecte, associé jusqu'en 2013 - Marie-Sophie Hubert Architecte, Damien Daive Architecte