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Biology Health Center

LOCATION : Angers, France
PROGRAMME : Laboratories The Plateau de Biologie Hospitalier (PBH) at the Institut of Recherche et d’Ingénierie de la Santé (IRIS), is a blank chessboard allowing the creation of a morphology capable of accommodating in the same envelope the PBH programme (hospital) and the IRIS programme (university) whose respective functions (analytics and research) complement each other.
AREA : 18,800 m2
CLIENT : CHU Angers
PROJECT MANAGEMENT : Commissioned architect: AIA Associés Engineering and project economics: AIA Ingénierie OPC: AIA Management
DELIVERY : 2010
Délais : 36 months
COST : €28.8 million excluding taxes
In an area separate from the hospital site, the architectural design proposes to re-structure the space based on a simple geometric figure incorporating alternating areas of activity and space on the principle of an orthogonal frame: a chessboard.
This figure introduces a coherent logic, returns meaning to the use of space, and structures the site while preparing it for the future.
This chessboard allows the creation of a morphology capable of accommodating in the same envelope the PBH programme (hospital) and the IRIS (Institut of Recherche and d’Ingénierie of the Santé) programme (university) whose functions (analytics and research respectively) complement each other. The two entities are both identifiable and mutually complementary in terms of their architecture.
The façades resulting from research combining control of sunlight with optimised natural lighting incorporate a dual layer of movable sun blinds which allow scale readings, and life controlled by the individual use of the occupants in constructed areas.
More generally, the readability of the building's structure as well as its organisational and layout logic ensure the availability of capable and flexible spaces.
On the basis of its design rigour, the architectural whole thus proposes a capacity for renewal and adaptation which can effectively respond to the technological and scientific evolutions of tomorrow.
 
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