Sucy-en-Brie, France (2008)
open competition, winning project, full scope
client: Val de Marne County Council
design team: Atelier Pascal Quintard-Hofstein (lead architect), D PAYSAGE (landscape architect) and SIBAT (quantity surveying consultants)
D PAYSAGE : Diala Haddad, Lysann Schmidt, Laurence Roy
surface area: 15 000 m²
budget: 11 300 000 € HT
Sucy-en-Brie children’s home underwent a total reconstruction of the existing buildings as well as the expansion of the existing program, adding facilities and a complete site rehabilitation. The home sits on a triangular shaped plot, influenced by the RD 29 road that runs along the south eastern site limit and along the commuter and mainline train lines to the west. The site is heavily wooded sitting on the edge of Notre Dame Forests, the Gros-Bois and Bois du Petit Val estates. The new buildings have been arranged in order to conserve the hundred year oaks and to create a central shared space with all the facilities pivoting around it. Each age group residential unit enjoys a smaller space and garden with its own theme identified by colour, texture, movement, aromas and water.