Located in the renewed neighborhood of Saint-Cyprien, on the southern bank of Garonne River by the urban center of Toulouse, the plot assigned used to be occupied by an old laundry that was demolished to build Charles de Fitte Avenue. The existing constructions, attached to the irregular profile of the plot, are organized around a garden that frees up the interior of the block. The site is characterized by the different scales and the varied existing elements, which generate a discontinuous elevation towards the avenue. To maintain the character of the area and create a more regular and homogeneous urban front, the project maintains the landscaped interior void and concentrates the construction on the outer perimeter of the property. Aside from the building’s main program – a residence for the elderly –, other complementary uses are added, seeking to transform the building into a small social core and to revitalize its environment. In this way, the ground floor, permeable from the avenue onto the interior garden, includes more public uses like the school of music, an exhibition hall, a restaurant and premises for small local shops. The upper levels, with excellent views over the river and the city, contain apartments.
Edificio para personas mayores dependientes
G. Trégouët, A. Moura, P. Bourgade, G. De Azevedo, D. Breathnach, D. Leikina, R. Kobayashi