Located at the approach to the town of Mattaincourt, the new medico-social establishment (Maison d’Accueil Spécialisé – MAS) blends into the landscape, merging with the topography of the surrounding area. It preserves the landscape. Its roof, onto which the local meadowland extends, contributes to the building?s integration. From the road, the disposition of the building hints at the hollows of the large inner garden and the collective terrace that opens onto the landscape.
The rooms are organized in the periphery of the building and around the inner gardens. Each room has double exposure openings, in on side the patios, in the other side the landscape; the natural light and natural ventilation during the summer are assured. The rooms are only connected to the corridors by their door.
All its other openings connect with nature. Each room detaches itself from the institution to form a personal space – the home of its inhabitant.Location: Mattaincourt, France Architect: Dominique Coulon et associés Type of project: House for deficient persons (40 beds) Client: Ravenel Hospital in Mirecourt (88) Team: Dominique Coulon& Associés, Architectes Dominique COULON, Architecte Steve Letho Duclos, Project Director Benjamin Rocchi, Sarah Brebbia, Olivier Nicollas, Project Architects BATISERF, Structural Engineer: Philippe CLEMENT, Agence Fabrice Micallef, (architect on the construction site) G. Jost, Mechanical Engineer E3 Economie, Cost calculation Program: 40 beds, administration, restaurant Surface area: 2300 m2 SHON Cost: 4 700 000 euros H.T Calendar: Competition: september 2004 Studies: june 2007 to january 2008 Construction: june 2008 to february 2010 Photos: Eugeni Pons