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A6A x Atelier Archipel : Les Patios

In collaboration with Atelier Archipel, the A6A agency - Atelier 6 Architecture - is building a Health Center, called Les Patios. Located in Jarnac (16), the medical center brings together several general and specialist doctors' offices in a building with simple volume and refined aesthetics.

Isolated from the public space, the Les Patios health center is bordered by a wide sidewalk forming a forecourt and a large raised garden. The health center is closed in on itself, protective and confidential. Identifiable landmark, with its simple volumetry and its horizontal architecture, at the entrance to the tertiary area of ​​the town, the establishment becomes a structuring facility for the town of Jarnac.

Chosen at the same time for its raw appearance, its durability and the ease of its maintenance, the white concrete of the facades is softened by black wooden cladding and shutters. The whole is thus part of the local landscape punctuated by limestone quarries and blackened cellars.

Distributed on a single level, the different volumes of the Maison de Santé are organized around the outdoor garden and an indoor gallery, which gives access to the four medical centers and shared spaces. Bathed in natural light thanks to large bay windows, the gallery also overlooks the green space and the outdoor patios.
Les Patios brings together within the same center offices of general practitioners, dentists, osteopaths, psychologists, psychiatrists, midwives, speech therapists, podiatrists, nurses. What make life easier for the Jarnacais!

For more information, visit the Atelier 6 Architecture website

Photographs: Agnès Clotis

Léa Pagnier

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