Nursing home and care centre for the elderly

Mervans / Saône-et-Loire

As concerns facilities for elderly people, we focus on habitability and quality of life. By definition, there is a problem of repetitiveness and monotony in such establishments. Our emphasis is therefore on differentiation, a qualitative approach to intermediate contexts (from public spaces to treatment areas and lounges), ergonomics and climatics. A new generation of specialist care homes must adapt to longer periods of occupancy (given the continuing increase in life expectancy), and a more residential type of utilisation. A facility for the elderly is no longer simply a care unit or a “parking zone.” It is a home in its own right, and also a place for people to receive visits from family and friends, who are given such a mediocre reception in many current facilities.
This project illustrate this ethos, and respond simultaneously to three criteria:
The residents’ quality of life and wellbeing;
The optimisation of day-to-day functioning, for both users and staff;
Technical and economic rationality.

Nursing home and care centre for the elderly with 120 beds and Alzheimer unit

Maître d’ouvrage : Conseil Général de Saône-et-Loire

Area : 4850 m2
Budget : 7,2 M €

Architects and engineers
Technip TPS
Inddigo environnement
Arborescence structure bois

Environmental approach

A 260 KW wood-burning boiler, which covers 50 % of requirements (with storage space for 80 m3 of wood).
48 m2 of high-yield vacuum solar panels for the provision of hot water.
A ground-coupled heat pump (3 rows of 7 tubes, 40 m long) for cooling the air in summer, and pre-heating it in winter.
Insulation: Ubat 0.47

Main firms

Gros oeuvre / concrete frame : Puget et Fils
Ossature bois, façades / wood frame, facades : Mariller et Gauthier
Menuiserie intérieure / interior carpentry / Menuiserie extérieure, protections solaires / exterior carpentry, solar protection : Menuiserie Fautrelle
Chauffage / heating : Badet
Plomberie : Laclergerie
Étanchéité / weatherproofing : Consolo
Revêtement de sol souples / interior rubber flooring : Actisol
Électricité / electricity : SN2E
Cloisons / partitions : Bonglet
Couverture, roofing: Bourgogne couverture