Princess Grace Hospital

The new hospital stands between urbanity and nature on the high edge of the Bay of Monaco, in symbiosis with its unique site.

Princess Grace Hospital - Courtesy of AIA Architects

Princess Grace Hospital – Courtesy of AIA Architects

Architects transform the existing hospital balcony on the sea while maintaining continuity of care. They design large efficient and scalable technical platforms through the vegetated base that allows recovery of the land and manage the continuities varies.

Princess Grace Hospital - Courtesy of AIA Architects

Princess Grace Hospital – Courtesy of AIA Architects

Above this base, the building raises and draws open arches on a large gazebo overlooking the sea on one side, and the acceptance of others. To the sky and the mountains, the architectural plan of the building blossomed corolla, it multiplies the sea views from most rooms. He set openings, interior patios, natural light sources in the heart of the hospital. In these breakthroughs and bloom on the roof, landscaped roof gardens in the spirit of “Exotic Garden of Monaco.” These are public spaces on the forecourt of the gazebo and reserved for patients on the upper terraces.

Princess Grace Hospital - Courtesy of AIA Architects

Princess Grace Hospital – Courtesy of AIA Architects

A white shade house protects the facade. Composed of suspended solar shading blades, light as moderated by the breeze. Evoking a drape, large arches are opened to the sea and horizon. This shell allows air to circulate, filter the sunlight, playing a key role heat. Proceeding from an innovative approach, the architectural bias of the health institution providing the best technical and functional responses to patient service and quality of care, but also offers high environmental solutions. It emerges from a new look at the architectural expression of a hospital.

Princess Grace Hospital - Courtesy of AIA Architects

Princess Grace Hospital – Courtesy of AIA Architects

Project Info.
Architects : AIA Architects
Location : Monaco, France
Year : 2017
Status : contest winner 2013
Type : Hospital

 

 

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