Residence for Elderly, Prangins
A building of twelve apartments that are suitable for elderly people complements the green existing estate in the “residential park” of La Charette, Prangins. The compact building volume with an organic floor plan represents a synthesis of the building types in the neighbourhood. Without losing its specific autonomy, the design interacts with the surrounding context and binds the existing topography, with its two piled up mounds above former water tanks, which give the location its historical identity, into the new garden estate. The building draws together different geometries to create an overall form that reduces its presence with the facade surfaces in staggered alignment, while also offering a differentiated image of the building volume. In addition to the specific definition of the form, the design also works on the exterior facades with a mineral plaster. This allowed it to pick up on the simple, modest character of the neighbouring buildings without losing any of its own independence. The typologies of the differently sized apartments all follow the same design concept, which expands the entrance areas into the living areas. The space thereby created benefits from the special geometry of the building and opens it out to the daylight, allowing the apartments to appear larger and be used in a variety of ways.