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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

“MONCONSEIL” RETIREMENT HOME in Tours, France by Atelier Zündel Cristea

 
July 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea

This retirement home is being built in Monconseil Urban Development Zone (ZAC in France), in the city of Tours. The project, which consists of 81 beds spread across three units, was defined from the beginning by specifications that sought to take up and organize an ideal amount of the site’s surfaces. The building has the shape of a “U”, composed of three parts.

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

  • Architects: Atelier Zündel Cristea
  • Project: “MONCONSEIL” RETIREMENT HOME
  • Location: Tours, France
  • Photography: Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Its main body, made up of three floors, extends out to the alignments required at the southern and eastern boundaries. Its upstairs floors contain the two units for traditional accommodation, while its ground floor contains communal living areas. It is partially built so as to free up, a main entrance area for the public.

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

The second body of the building, made up of a ground floor only, extends to the western boundary, where alignment was also required. It houses all the technical premises, along with the central kitchen, and is extended by a service courtyard.
A third and last body, unfolds in a single, ground floor to house the Alzheimer units, and contains secure gardens, being set back in relation to the street.

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

The facades are composed of prefabricated concrete, over which we applied a plant pattern, in order to produce a vibration in the surface.

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

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