The reorganisation of the Lariboisière hospital is part of the overall strategy for Parisian hospitals in the north-Paris area. When it was built in the 19th century, the hospital was on the edge of the city, today it finds itself in the heart of 21st-century Paris. Until now shut away from the rest of the city by an enclosure, today’s project intends to open the hospital to the city, creating a new dynamic between public space and the hospital complex. It is a rare opportunity to link city and hospital and to envisage a new kind of hospital building, more urban and more human, like a milestone to carry forward the history written on this site since 1854.
On the southern edge of the site, on the corner of Rue de Maubeuge and Rue Ambroise Paré, the new Morax building constitutes the first stone of this major project. An independent building destined to accommodate the hospital’s logistics functions, it adopts typically Parisian dimensions, covered by a glass envelope cut out following a regular grid. It thereby resembles a lantern, a gentle beacon in the heart of a rich and complex urban situation.
Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)
Brunet Saunier Architecture
Competition : Pierre Parquet (project leader), David Tessier, Jérémy Toumine, Corto Troude, Feissal Benkhelifa
Studies : Philippe Vasseur (project director), Mauve Esteoule-Sibili (project leader), David Tessier, Magdalena Sroczynska, Florian Arrivault, Celine Chambost, Marie-Ange Monthiers