|Project Name:||Marne-la-Vallée Hospital|
|Project Location:||Jossigny, France|
|Alucobond Materials:||Alucobond Spectra Various Colors|
|Architect:||Brunet Saunier Architecture|
|Photography:||Brunet Saunier Architecture|
There is a considerable emphasis on the durability of the materials chosen in healthcare design, as reconstruction due to interior or exterior building degradation could be disruptive to patient care.
Healthcare facilities are often not the most aesthetically pleasing exterior designs, with primary objectives being technological efficiency and patient comfort. However, as more research is obtained regarding the relationship between building efficiency and patient care, a higher volume of healthcare designs emerge with incorporating these core goals with more attractive designs.
This can be seen in the Marne-la-Vallée Hospital in Jossigny, France by Paris-based firm Brunet Saunier Architecture. The three-story building accommodates 460 beds plus an extra 125 for the psychiatric unit. The glazed building has a smooth façade featuring vertical white printed lines, which serve unique daylighting functionality.
A chromatic color-coding system allows visitors to easily navigate through the emergency, surgical, cardiology, maternity, pediatric, and psychiatric units. The different sections of the hospital are divided, and ultimately unified, by multicolored patios clad in Alucobond Spectra panels in various colors. The transitional spectra finishes have color shifting properties that change based on visual perspective and fluctuations in natural light.
Healthcare facilities are often not the most aesthetically pleasing exterior designs, with primary objectives such as technological efficiency and patient comfort. But, as more research is obtained regarding the relationship between building efficiency and patient care, a higher volume of healthcare designs emerge which incorporate these core goals with more attractive designs.
photography courtesy of © Brunet Saunier Architecture
DISCLAIMER: The following listed samples are not necessarily what was used in the project above. Instead, we have suggested several similar looking finishes below.