Sorbonne University – Architecture & Hospitals - Lecture by Franck Courari


Invited by Frédéric Clarençon, neurologist and university professor of the Sorbonne University Faculty of Medicine, Brunet Saunier & Associés is invited to participate at the «Architecture and Hospitals» courses .
Franck Courari, partner architect, will present «L’hôpital de demain» to 3rd year medical students.
The conference will take place on Wednesday 17 April 2024 at 14:00 at the Sorbonne 91 boulevard de l’hôpital 75013 Paris, Room 239. Entrance is free.

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Brunet Saunier Architecture, pioneers of hospital BIM with their monospace concept


If you would like to know more about the collaboration of DB-Lab and Brunet Saunier & Associés for the optimization of micro-implantation of hospitals equipement :

Thanks to Emmanuel Di Giacomo for publishing this success story !

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⭐ L’agence BRUNET SAUNIER & ASSOCIES vous souhaite une belle et heureuse année 2024 ! ⭐

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Intervention de Jérôme Brunet, Clément Billaquois et Hugo Viellard
“L’hôpital du futur est-il déjà construit?”


JAS 2023 - Conference “Has the hospital of tomorrow already been built?”


Is the hospital of the future already built?
This is the question that our associate architects, Clément Billaquois and Hugo Viellard, will be tackling in their lecture on Tuesday 17 September at the 5th Journées de l’Architecture en Santé 2023.

In recent years, there has been a great deal of discussion about the nature of the ‘hospital of the future’. However relevant they may be in their understanding of medical developments and their implications for architecture, this forward-looking work all too often overlooks the issue of greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector, proposing new construction as the almost systematic response, and leaving the renovation of existing buildings in a kind of blind spot.
And yet, while the building sector is responsible for almost a third of our greenhouse gas emissions, the same observation is being made everywhere: to meet our commitments to reduce our carbon footprint, we will need to build less (and renovate more) in the future. So it’s not out of the question to think that the “hospital of the future” has already been built.
We therefore propose to examine the relevance of renovation in hospital projects, based on a number of concrete cases being studied by Brunet Saunier & Associés (hospitals in Blois, Argenteuil, Fontainebleau, Hôpital Fondation Rothschild, etc.), and to provide some answers to the questions that arise:
What kind of heritage should be renovated? To what extent does it make sense to conserve existing buildings, which are often deemed unsuitable or obsolete?
How can we renovate without compromising the flexibility inherent in hospital design?
While it is sometimes more appropriate to build a new building, how can we ensure that it can be renovated in the future (as in the case of the hospitals in Marne-la-Vallée, Belfort-Montbéliard, etc.), and guard against the risk of obsolescence in the face of rapid advances in medicine and technology?

Find the full programme on the JAS

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2023 AFEX Grand Prix Inauguration


The exhibition of projects for the 2023 AFEX Grand Prix is inaugurated today at the Palais Royal in Paris.
The Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels and all the nominated projects will be printed on canvas panels stretched between the columns of the Cour d’Orléans.
On display until 10 December 2023, this exhibition will then be offered for international touring to the cultural departments of French embassies around the world.
Further information:


The new Lariboisière hospital published in Le Moniteur


The new Lariboisière hospital is honored in the magazine Le Moniteur.
You can read the full article on the website of :


WEBINAR - 30 min to understand the importance of BIM for hospital buildings


WEBINAR - 30 min to understand the importance of BIM for hospital buildings
📅 Thursday, Septembre 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Program :
📌 Feedback from MBAcity on the use of the BIM for hospital projects
📌 Explanations aroud the BIM strategy implemented by the University Hospital of Montpellier
📌 Presentation of the common data environment of BRUNET SAUNIER & ASSOCIES, using Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM 360 platforms for this type of projects

🎤 Hosted by Constance de Batzwith the participation of Laurent Colombero from the University Hospital of Montpellier and Jacques LEVY-BENCHETON from Brunet Saunier & Associés

👉 Informations et registrations :

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Laying of the New Lariboisière’s first stone


The first stone of the New Lariboisière is laid.

Symbol of the renewal of the Lariboisière AP-HP hospital, the first stone of the new building dedicated to care was laid this Friday, September 15th, 2023 in the presence of Amélie Verdier, general director of ARS Ile-de-France, Nicolas Revel, general director of AP-HP, Vincent-Nicolas Delpech, director of GHU AP-HP. Nord, Professor Rémi Salomon, president of the establishment medical commission (CME) of the AP-HP, Professor Agnès Lefort des Ylouses, president of the local CME of the GHU AP-HP. Nord, Bénédicte Isabey, director of the Lariboisière Fernand-Widal AP-HP hospital, Professor Claire Paquet, medical representative of the Lariboisière Fernand-Widal AP-HP hospital, Julien Bayou, MP for Paris, Alexandra Cordebard , mayor of the 10th arrondissement of Paris, Eric Lejoindre, mayor of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, and the architects Jérôme Brunet (Brunet Saunier & Associés, mandated architect) and Bernard Desmoulin (associate architect).

This operation, which began in November 2020 with the opening of the Morax building, continued with the launch in October 2022 of work on the New Lariboisière, the opening of which is scheduled for spring 2026.

This important project will allow a reorganization of the entire hospital in order to give it a coherent real estate plan serving greater readability of the site and reduced travel for patients and professionals and will strengthen the care offer on the site with the transfer of activities from Fernand Widal hospital and rheumatology from Bichat hospital.

The New Lariboisière will offer a contemporary facade, open and welcoming to the neighborhood, with a main entrance on Boulevard de la Chapelle.

Project owner :
Project managers :
• Architect : Brunet Saunier Architecture
• Associate architect : Bernard Desmoulin architecte
• Engineering consultant : TPF Ingénierie et Edeis
• HEQ : ALTO Ingénierie
• Economist : AE75

Construction :
• CBC, subsidiary company of VINCI Construction


Grand Paris Express - Works of art


On 11 September 2023, the 12 new works of art for the Grand Paris Express were unveiled at Châtillon-Montrouge station.
These works, created by artist-architect tandems, are new symbols for Greater Paris and will form a major collection of contemporary art to be discovered along the route of the Grand Paris Express.

Chevilly-la-Rue station - Tandem Artists / architects :
Gerda Steiner - Jörg Lenzlinger / Jérôme Brunet (Brunet Saunier & Associés)
For a work entitled “Underground Life / La belle vie souterraine”.

See you in summer 2024 for the opening of the Chevilly-la-Rue station / Line 14 South.

Partners: Société du Grand Paris and Le 104

To find out more:

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First stone of the Argenteuil New Hospital


Yesterday saw the laying of the 1st stone marking the launch of the extension and modernisation works at the New Argenteuil Hospital, in the presence of :
👉 Philippe Court, Prefect of Val-d’Oise
👉 Amélie Verdier, Director General of the Agence Régionale de Santé (ARS) Île-de-France
👉 Georges Mothron, Mayor of Argenteuil
👉 Bertrand Martin, former Director of the hospital
👉 Sylvain GROSEIL, Director of the hospital
👉 Jean-Luc Pons, Chairman of the Commission Médicale d’Etablissement (medical committee)
Jérôme Brunet, Associate Chairman of BRUNET SAUNIER & ASSOCIES
👉 William NIPPERT, Managing Director of Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France Industrie et Equipements Publics.

This event marks the official launch of the works, which will run until 2030.

➕ Find out more about the project:

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Antoine Chaaya from RPBW and Jérôme Brunet will participate to the 10th European Conference of Healthcare Engineering next Wednesday, June 14th 2023.

The program on the dedicated website :

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The traumatology and oncology building of the Meilahti Hospital in Finland published in ARK.


The “Silta Hospital”, traumatology and oncology building of the Meilahti Hospital in Helsinki, is honored in the Finnish magazine ARK.
You can read the full article on the website of ARK





The 2023 AFEX GRAND PRIX AWARDS were unveiled yesterday at MIPIM in Cannes.
The Jules Bordet Institute that we created in Brussels is one of the 10 nominated projects!

We would like to thank Madeleine Houbart and Reda Amalou as well as all the members of the jury.

The official proclamation of the Winner will take place in Venice on May 18, as part of the inauguration of the Architecture Biennale


Foundation of Myology

Winning project

Winning project !

Brunet Saunier & Associés will realize the building of the future Myology Foundation, with Belval & Parquet (associated architects), CET Ingénierie (Global engineering) and Gaya développement durable (HEQ engineering).

We are particularly pleased and proud to support the AFM-Telethon and the Association Institut de Myologie in this ambitious research project whose objective is to study, diagnose, evaluate and treat muscle, whether healthy, diseased, aging or trained.

The future Foundation will be located on the edge of the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital and will include a research center consisting of laboratories, technical facilities, offices and teaching premises.

Architect : Brunet Saunier & Associes
Associated architects : Belval & Parquet
Global engineering : CET Ingénierie
HEQ engineering : GAYA Développement Durable
Perspective : Jeudi Wang

Owner : AFM-Telethon, Association Institut de Myologie

Project Management : Careit

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Brunet Saunier Architecture becomes Brunet Saunier & Associés !


Four new partners (Clément Billaquois, Franck Courari, Garcie de Navailles and Hugo Viellard) joined the management of the agency at the end of 2022 alongside Jérôme Brunet, Vincent Marchand and Jacques Lévy-Bencheton.
The new team intends to consolidate a common vision of the project, based on a demanding and systemic approach, and to provide new responses to the major technical and environmental challenges of our time.


Publication of the book “Institut Jules Bordet Instituut”


Today, Tuesday 8th of November 2022 at 07:30pm at Volume Librairy in Paris, official release of the work “Institut Jules Bordet Instituut” published by Hatje Cantz.


JAS 2022 - Conference of Jérôme Brunet


During the Journées de l’Architecture en Santé, held in Menton from October 17th to 19th , Jérôme Brunet and Matti Anttila, from AW2 practice, will give a talk about the Trauma and Cancer Center of the Helsinki University Hospital, whose delivery is scheduled for the end of 2022.

This new building will provide a valuable link between existing emergency and cancer services, creating a large unified hospital center that will enhance the operational efficiency of patients, visitors and staff. The project is resolutely looking towards the future, both in its architecture and in the methods implemented in the design phase.
For the first time, Brunet Saunier Architecture and its partners used the “Big Room” method of bringing together designers and users to collaborate throughout the studies via a virtual reality immersion system. (CAVE)


JAS 2022 - Conference of Jacques Levy


During the 4th Health Architecture Days in Menton, Jacques Levy-Bencheton, BIM Manager of the practice, and Matthieu Lalanne, DB-LAB’s Director, will give a talk about an application developed for the management of the Hospital’s Big Data.

They will present the implementation of a powerful Common Data Environment, with the use of ACC & BIM360 platforms combined with an application developed with Forge, for the management of hospital project data. Based on the HUSOGPN project, designed by RPBW and BSA, they will explain the implementation of data workflows in order to create optimized circuits to involve all project stakeholders, programmers, clients, architects and design offices with Collaborate Pro and BIM360 Docs. They will show how a connected Forge application will collect data from digital models and process and trace data throughout their lifecycle, from programming to building maintenance.

Journées de l'Architecture en Santé JAS, Jacques Levy-Bencheton and Matthieu Lalanne conference: Application for Hospital BIG Data Management


Autodesk University New Orleans 2022


Jacques LEVY-BENCHETON will speak at Autodesk University 2022 in New Orleans. With Mathieu Lalanne from DB-Lab, he will give a course illustrating the implementation of a common data environment - using the Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM 360 platforms combined with an application developed in Autodesk Forge - for data management of a hospital project. In this case, the Saint-Ouen Grand Paris Nord University Hospital is intended to be the largest hospital in Paris, France, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Brunet Saunier Architecture with INGEROP.
More details availble on Autodesk University 2022 where you can register online to attend the distance course.


Jules Bordet Institute published in Hospital Partenaire


The New Jules Bordet Institute: the centrepiece of a cancer centre that is unique in Belgium.
Follow this link to read the full article :


Competitions in progress


Brunet Saunier Architecture is currently working on several architectural competitions:

Argenteuil Hospital: This is a sector-wide public procurement contract for the design of extensions to the Madeleine Brès building in order to group all MCO activities into a single package. Brunet Saunier Architecture is selected with Bouygues Bâtiment IDF.

Foundation of Myology in Paris: this restricted competition under MOP law launched by the AFM-Telethon and the Myology Institute charity focuses on the construction of the future Foundation of Myology building. The aim is to bring together all the activities carried out by the Myology Institute charity on a single site at Pitié-Salpêtrière by providing research teams and support staff with a modern and efficient tool in the centre of Paris. Brunet Saunier has partnered with architects Belval & Parquet.

Reims University Hospital: The project management team formed around Brunet Saunier, a commissioned architect, Giovanni Pace, associate architect, Philippe Villien, urban planner and Franck Boutté, HEQ consultant, has been selected to participate in the restricted competition on the sketch of phase 2 of the construction of the New Hospital of the University Hospital of Reims.

Two other architectural competitions for the extension of the Cardio-Pneumo centre to the Arnaud de Villeneuve hospital in Montpellier and for the women-children centre in Marseille are developed with Eiffage.


The Reine building at Henri Mondor Hospital published in Archistorm


The magazine Archistorm comes back, in its No. 114, on the project of extension of the Henri-Mondor University Hospital, the Reine building, inaugurated in 2020. In the midst of the Covid crisis, this 13,800 m² RBI “Resuscitation, Block, Interventional” building was delivered six months ahead of the original delivery date.
You can read the full article on Archistorm.

Hôpital Henri Mondor, Créteil,


032c presents Phylum-H


The Berlin media 032c features the Phylum-H publication in an article written by Nicolas Korody. The article entitled “Medicine, Metaphor, and Architecture” can be read in full on the website of


Sorbonne University – Architecture & Hospitals - Lecture by Jérôme Brunet


Invited by Frédéric Clarençon, neurologist and university professor of the Sorbonne University Faculty of Medicine, Brunet Saunier is invited to participate at the «Architecture and Hospitals» courses .
Jérôme Brunet will present «L’hôpital de demain» to 3rd year medical students.
The conference will take place on Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 15:30 at the Sorbonne 91 boulevard de l’hôpital 75013 Paris, Room PS 113, 1st floor. Entrance is free.


ENSA Paris Val de Seine – Architecture on Healthcare - Lecture by Jérôme Brunet


Jérôme Brunet is invited to the ENSA Paris Val de Seine for a conference entitled “Architecture on healthcare, the evolution of hospital architecture to withstand pandemic crises.”

In partnership with the AP-HP and the University of Paris, this conference is part of the Master 2 project teaching, «transforming the existing» and «urban wastelands».

The conference will take place on Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 9:30 am at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Val de Seine, 3 quai Panhard and Levassor in Paris 13th, Room 208. The entrance is free.


Jacques Levy-Bencheton at BIM World in Paris


Jacques Levy-Bencheton, partner at Brunet Saunier Architecture, will be speaking with his partner Mathieu Lalanne (DBLab) at BIM World Paris on 6 April 2022. The theme of their talk is: “The use of Autodesk Cloud Construction connected to an Autodesk Forge application for data management of hospital premises, from programme to micro-implementation.”
For more details, you can also read this article in Explorations of the practice’s website.


Symposium 9 : Health Care of the Future - Berlin


Jérôme Brunet has been invited to take part in the ninth “Health Care of Futur” symposium on 4 March in Berlin.

The concept of “efficient, modular and flexible structures” plays a key role when it comes to formulating future construction challenges in the healthcare sector. The pandemic has brought this requirement into sharper focus. Flexible adaptability goes hand in hand with the ideal of resource-efficient, patient-centred healthcare. It is also an expression of increasingly digital and decentralised forms of care.
The symposium addresses these issues by looking at the programmatic, social and architectural aspects of future-oriented healthcare.

Jérôme Brunet (Brunet Saunier Architecture) and Antoine Chaaya (RPBW) will be presenting the Grand Paris Nord University Hospital (HUGPN) in session 1, “Flexible Frameworks”. For more information and to register, please visit the enah website (European Network Architecture for Health).


ARCHIDES “Architecture, Design, Health” international research seminar


ARCHIDES “Architecture, Design, Health”, a research and teaching chair at ENSA Paris-Val de Seine, is organising its first seminar, entitled “Health facilities put to the test by the crisis: mutability, flexibility, elasticity, plasticity”.
Brunet Saunier Architecture has been invited to speak at this session on 19 January 2022. Jérôme Brunet and Antoine Kersse will be speaking in session 2: Multiscalar approaches to mutability.


Publication : D’A – Which hospital for tomorrow ?


In issue 294 of D’A, Richard Scoffier asks the question: “What kind of hospital for tomorrow?
Four consortia respond to this question with proposals for the new Grand Paris University Hospital.
Focus on the winner, RPBW (lead contractor) with Brunet Saunier Architecture.
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Lecture by Jérôme Brunet at EHESP in Rennes


Jérôme Brunet has been invited by EHESP (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé publique) in Rennes to give a lecture. The lecture will focus on a selection of the agency’s major hospital projects, in particular the design-build construction, with Sogéa Bretagne Btp/Vinci Construction, of the future Surgical and Interventional Centre in Rennes.


Grand Paris – Extension of line 14 South Gare M.I.N. Porte de Thiais.

Work in progress

These photos show the volume of the M.I.N Porte de Thiais station and the level of the platforms. They also show the suspended mezzanine, under which the train will pass and which will be fully accessible to passengers. The finishing work will follow, with the station due to open in time for the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.



The Wiliam-Morey hospital is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Delivered project

JSL journalist Gregory Jacob looks back at the construction and development of the William-Morey hospital in Chalon-sur-Saône, which opened ten years ago.
The article, available to subscribers only, can be read on the Journal de Saône-et-Loire website le site du Journal de Saône-et-Loire.


Jules Bordet institute inauguration

Delivered project

The Jules Bordet Institute in Anderlecht campus (Belgium) was inaugurated on 13, 16 and 17 october with Brusels mayor Mr Phillipe Close. This cutting edge cancer center span a total of 80 000 m² with 10 000m² dedicated to research. The first patient will be welcolmed in november 2021


Future Grand Paris Nord University Hospital

Winning project

The Renzo Piano Building Workshop consortium associated with Brunet Saunier Architecture is the winner of the project management competition for the future Grand Paris Nord University Hospital in Saint-Ouen.
The future Grand Paris Nord University Hospital will bring together the activities of the Beaujon and Bichat hospitals and will be built on the site of the PSA plant in Saint-Ouen.


Publication in D’Architectures nº287


Publication in D’Architectures nº287, mars 2021: Discussion with Jérôme Brunet: “Phylogénie hospitalière: quelles mutations pour l’architecture de l’hôpital?” by Julia Tournaire and Antoine Kersse. Read article.



Line 14, MIN Porte de Thiais

Project under construction

The future M.I.N. Porte de Thiais for the Grand Paris Express will serve the Rungis National Interest Market. RATP, owner and operator of this future station, expects more than 50,000 passengers per day.


Rennes surgical and interventional center

Project in studies

Building permit obtained for the Surgical and Interventional Center of Rennes.
The future 40,000m² Rennes hospital center will bring together all of the medicine, surgery and obstetrics (MCO) activities on the Pontchaillou site, currently spread over 5 different sites in Rennes.



Extension and restructuring of the Rothschild Foundation in Paris

Project in studies

Extension and restructuring of the Rothschild Foundation (Manin site) in Paris.
This extension and restructuring project will allow the Rothschild Foundation to develop its healthcare activities and improve the overall consistency of the site.


Resuscitation Building and Interventional Blocks, Henri Mondor University Hospital

Delivered project

Delivery of the “Resuscitation, Interventional Blocks” building on the site of the Henri Mondor University Hospital in Créteil.
This building, connected to the existing IGH, accommodates 21 operating theaters, a post-intervention monitoring room and 85 critical care beds.



Morax building, Lariboisière University Hospital

Delivered project

Delivery of the Morax building to the Lariboisière University Hospital site in Paris with Bernard Desmoulins architect.
This building constitutes the first phase of the “Nouveau Lariboisière” project and accommodates technical services, biomedical and radiation protection workshops, as well as medical logistics.


Official inauguration of the Nord Franche-Comté hospital in Trévenans

Delivered project

Mr. Olivier Véran, French Minister of Health, inaugurated on October 9, 2020, the Nord Franche-Comté hospital.
This 72,000m² MCO building, in service for three years already, received the Equerre d’Argent award in the “Work environment” category in 2017.


Tekla Global Bim Award 2020


Helsinki University Hospital won the Tekla Global BIM Award 2020 in the “best public project” category.
The prize, inaugurated in 1999, rewards innovative projects that push the boundaries of structural engineering and BIM. Over 135 projects were in competition, including winners of Tekla’s regional BIM Awards from 36 countries.
You can visualize the project of the Trauma Center and Canceropôle of the Meilahti Hospital of the Helsinki University Hospital (HUH) in Finland ici.


Fort-de-France Cyclotron

Winning project

Brunet Saunier Architecture has been named the winner of the competition for the Cyclotron in Fort-de-France, Martinique.
This project is carried out in design-build with the agent company SOGEA.
The new building, listed on the CHU Fort-de-France site, will house a cyclotron and the nuclear medicine department.


Henri Mondor Univeristy Hospital tackles the COVID crisis


In the midst of the COVID crisis, the new RBI (“Réanimations, Blocs, interventionnel”) building at the CHU Henri Mondor in Créteil is opening its doors early and offering 85 additional intensive care beds.
Read the full article on the Libération

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Trauma & Cancer Center, Helsinki

Project under construction

Construction of the Trauma & Cancer Center at Meilahti Hospital in Helsinki continues.
This new 70,000m² building meets new needs and completes the healthcare offer as part of the reorganization of University Hospitals in Helsinki, Finland.


Phylum H, Brunet Saunier Architecture on healthcare


Brunet Saunier Architecture is pleased to present its new publication: Phylum H, Brunet Saunier Architecture on healthcare, Hatje-Cantz Editions, Berlin.

This book offers an open look at a specific and still opaque area of ​​architecture: hospital design. Brunet Saunier Architecture has been dedicated for many years to studying and developing the process of integrating the functional procedures required in medicine, social requirements and spatial potential. Assimilating this complex expertise, their projects become fascinating time capsules. On the one hand, they offer an analytical look into the past, seeking medical, historical and typological elements of hospital functionality. On the other hand, they examine the potential offered by new technologies and the evolution of living and care practices. The result is unique buildings, characterized by a sophisticated mastery of the flexibility of the spatial structure, and giving a central place to the well-being of patients and caregivers. They create places of exploration for technology, knowledge, work and social life - for now and for the future. This publication deals with this unique creative process with the help of expert interviews, plans, photographic points of view and data extracted from the agency’s projects. Brunet Saunier architecture was founded in 1981 by Jérôme Brunet and Éric Saunier. The agency is mainly engaged in the construction of public buildings. The successful interplay of formal and functional aspects of hospital buildings has made the architectural firm famous across Europe.

Phylum H, Brunet Saunier Architecture on healthcare, Editions Hatje-Cantz, Berlin.
Directed by Antoine Kersse. Cover designed by Heimann + Schwantes



Cité des Humanités et des Sciences Sociales, Campus Condorcet

Delivered project

Delivery of the Cité des Humanités et des Sciences Sociales, Campus Condorcet, in Aubervilliers.
Operation carried out in “P.P.P.” with GTM. This new building also houses the CROUS university restaurant.


New Intercantonal Hospital in Payerne

Winning project

The team shaped around Brunet Saunier Architecture has been named the winner of the competition for the New Intercantonal Hospital of Broye on the Payerne site in Switzerland.