Housing for elderly people in HuningueDominique Coulon & Associés
- Typologies Collective Housing
- Date 2018
- City Huningue
- Country France
- Photographer Eugeni Pons
In the French commune of Huningue, located in the department of Alsace and on the banks of the Rhine, stands this assisted housing center for senior citizens, a work of the Strasbourg practice of Dominique Coulon. Given the exceptional site, the communal areas were made to face the river, and the residents can enjoy the views and watch the boats sailing by. On the outside, the building is clad with craft bricks, whch are irregular and sometimes misshapen. The layout encourages encounters and interaction among the elderly and creates communal spaces bathed in natural light. Besides 25 units, each measuring 50 square meters, the program includes a restaurant, a computer room, a workshop, a food garden, and a petanque court. Shared zones and individual rooms alike have pleasant atmospheres thanks to a thoughtful aesthetic, large openings bringing in daylight, and finishes using materials like red-toned concrete, terracotta, and wood.