The site in Chalon-sur-Saône immediately established itself by its generosity and its landscape qualities. In order to reduce the use of space and avoid as far as possible the flood zones along the Saône, the project sets out to be compact. It makes the most of the singular situation by offering a riverside landscape, creating a large lake and a tree-lined walkway marking the axis of the town’s historical development.
A subtle play of pixelization on the facade makes reference to the geometric patterns of the Burgundian roofs in varnished tiles. This all-over covering in shades of grey-green distracts the eye from openings, leaving just a unified, colourful skin. Once over the threshold, the cool colours of the peripheral facade make way for a warm, caressing light reflected by the yellow-orange tones of the facades of the internal courtyards. Warm colours that are also found in the internal spaces and signage.
550 beds, 1 000 parking spaces
Centre Hospitalier William-Morey, DDE de Saône-et-Loire (assistance à la maîtrise d’ouvrage)
Brunet Saunier Architecture
Architectes Studio (project architect), Sirr Ingénierie (fluids technical consultant), Tkdes (synthesis consultant), Terrell (structure technical consultant), Ceef (facade technical consultant), Beem Ingénierie de Santé (equipment expert), Talbot (construction economist and OPC), Delphi (acoustics expert), Aere+Tribu (HEQ consultant), Sev Communication (signage designer), Philippe Harden, Jérôme Prévost, Artefactory (renderers), Alpha Volumes (model maker)
Olivier Contré (competition project manager), Mounia Saïah (studies project manager), Florence Canal (construction project manager) and Charles Bazzaz, Yvan Bourgeois, Stéphane Cachat, Mauve Esteoule-Sibilli, François Gallet, Estelle Grosberg, Philippe Ledoux, Stéfanie Matthys, Franck Murat, Laurent Noël, Phuong Pham Hoang, Isabelle Redon, Michel Roux-Dorlut, Nicolas Senly, Isabelle Vasseur