Architectures Marc Ballay : Maison de santé pluridisciplinaire

Who has never been seized with anxiety, in the waiting room at the doctor's, because of the narrow and oppressive volumes? Aware of this problem, the agency Architectures Marc Ballay delivers to Blaye (33) a House of health soothing and refined. Explanations.

Draw a building with lines so obvious, so precise, so soothing that its function would be understood at a glance. This was the goal of Marc Ballay to design this multidisciplinary health center in Blaye. Because, more than its capacity to condense and organize several consultation rooms, a waiting room, offices and technical spaces, it is to its aesthetic and technical fineness that the project owes its success. To achieve such a result, the designer has favored simple volumes, namely two different rectangular wings organized in L and connected by a thin corridor of circulation. Inside the largest, a patio allows members of the medical staff to relax between two appointments.

As sober as the volumes, the materials and their uses also contribute to give the project the image of a healing architecture. So, the concrete slabs of the floor and the roof are so thin that they recall two "Blades"as Marc Ballay likes to call them. Between the two, the poles - made of the same material - are hidden behind polished glass sunshades, so that seen from the outside, the whole seems to float as if by magic. Finally, the reception, located on the street side in the main wing, is capped with a crown covered with a shiny stone facing, whose reflections contribute to the reassuring atmosphere of the Health House of Blaye. What to reassure even the most worried patients.

Project title : House of multidisciplinary health
City, Country: Blaye (33)
Owner: Community of communes of the Canton of Blaye
Mastery of work : Architectures Marc Ballay
Area : 1 100 m2
Cost of works: 2 109 000 € HT
Calendar : 2016 delivery

Photos: Arthur Péquin

The project is selected for les ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in the category Health

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et de Architectures Marc Ballay 

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