The project includes the construction of a rest and nursing home on the site of the hospital Edmont-Jacques at Virton and the renovation of one wing of the hospital to replace the rest home Saint-Antoine of Virton.
The extension is placed right next to the transformed wing to have an easy connexion between them. The new wing is opened to the surroundings and break off in the middle to accentuate this orientation, welcome the entrance and create terraces on the superior floors. The whole structure has a star shape, creating a central space on its center, a place for organisation and control. This central place organises the living aeras, in small human-sized units, working like small houses.
One important point is the will to enter the light using different orientations in the different places. The benefit is a changing light through the day and from different perspectives.
The light and the vues are structuring the space « time » and the « living » space. The light is everywhere in the wing thanks to the living aera located in its center and the small living rooms in the rest of the wing. These spaces continue outside with terraces that bring dynamism to the facade.
The structure has the same volume as the existing buildings for a coherent whole.
Subcontracter: Structure engineering and EBP (BETEC sprl) | Special building techniques (FELGEN sprl) | Health and safety coordination (GENIE TEC Belgium) and EPB