Child Psychiatry Hospitalization Building: A Simple and Sober Medical Facility in in Bures-sur-Yvette

In 2015, a+ samueldelmas had finished constructing a 12-bed healthcare facility in Domaine du Grand-Mesnil, Bures-sur-Yvette, France. Known as Child Psychiatry Hospitalization, the building stands on a 1428-meter-square lot and it consists of 12 beds.

Child Psychiatry Hospitalization building

The idea of this project was to bring out a simple and sober building relevant to its direct context. At the same time, the design team also wanted to develop logic and ‘therapeutic’ architecture.

a simple and sober building relevant to its direct context

With that being the case, the Child Psychiatry Hospitalization was constructed as a ‘therapeutic support’. The building offers protection and moment of silence as well as security. Not only that, but it is also intended to respond to the varying needs of its patients.

the Child Psychiatry Hospitalization was constructed as a ‘therapeutic support’

There’s no particular distinction between day time zones and night time zones. Instead, it allows free but secure maneuvering in an ‘enlarged’ living area. The ‘enlarged’ living area includes a living room, dining room, lounge, court, and living circulation.

There’s no particular distinction between day time zones and night time zones

The biggest continuous movement exists around the courtyard area of the Child Psychiatry Hospitalization building.

The biggest continuous movement exists around the courtyard area

Internal and external spaces are divided in accordance with personal and therapeutic needs of the patients. It’s easy to pinpoint the spaces as there are clear identification, differentiation, and organization.

Internal and external spaces are divided based on personal and therapeutic needs

Intimate spaces are designed for protected phases, that is patients’ rooms. Areas of appeasement are the first opening phase or spaces between inside and outside. There are also social spaces and activities which are phase of interaction and usually involve flexible spaces like the living room and dining room.

Intimate spaces are designed for protected phases

The Child Psychiatry Hospitalization comes with a number of outdoor spaces. Those outdoor spaces are handy for different therapeutic phases carried out in the facility.

outdoor spaces are handy for different therapeutic phases

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