The program of this residence for mental disable people includes a set of common premises (reception, dining room, office, media lounge) as well as 24 studio flats.
This construction consists of two compact main buildings, carved on their five faces.
The first one, in alignment with Street General Chevert has got 3 levels (R+2). It includes common areas at the basement level, and part of the flats on the above floors. The second block connected to the first building by a volume in REGLIT, only has two levels (R+1) and hosts the rest of the flats. The two blocks are separated by a central glazed
volume offering two living room floors allowing residents to welcome their family.
Facade materials used for housing are ETERNIT panels on outside insulation, drilled by metal frames including lacquered wood windows. The random pattern layout of the fiber cement panels gives a certain flow on the facades, reflecting the movement of the street. The roofs are carved in 3 dimensions and coated with standing joint zinc.
The architectural writing of this project is simple and effective, thus enhancing the volumes of the project and the noble quality of the materials.
Architects: Zanon + Bourbon Architects
Location: Nancy(54) – France
Client: Société Lorraine d’Habitat (SLH)
Cost: € 1.8M
Area: 980 sqm
Photographs: Olivier DANCY