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