MAISON MARGUERITE DETHEL / EHPAD Tassin-La-Demi-Lune (France) - 2016

General presentation

Contexte & enjeux

The establishment is located in the heart of a classified wooded area, bordered by a stream and occupied by a mansion in its centre. The establishment of the EHPAD at the bottom of the plot allows a distance from the street while enhancing the park and the mansion in the foreground.

A simple volumetry distinguishes 3 blocks. Two are connected to each other, housing the accommodation and collective spaces of the establishment, and the smallest, independent, provides adapted flats. The positioning of the accommodation units favours an East/West orientation and no facing building for all the rooms. Large windows provide residents with a maximum of natural light while enjoying a wide view of the park from the living areas.

The quality of the site and its very green environment strongly influence the choice of the project’s materiality. Thus the facades are made up of three materials and colours: the light brown of the wood cladding on the ground floor and attic, the off-white of the mineral cladding on the upper floors and the anthracite grey of the aluminium joinery and shading. Warm and natural colours are favoured in order to be in harmony and coherent with the plant palette. Only the anthracite grey contrasts, creating a resolutely contemporary architectural language.

Photographs : Guillaume Perret

Technical descriptive


New construction of 80 beds
6 units, including 5 conventional and 1 UASA
21 adapted flats (T2)
Care centre: rehabilitation, physiotherapy, pharmacy, infirmary
Wellness centre : Balneotherapy, hairdressing salon, Snoezelen room
Communal areas: Dining room, Family area, Lounges, Activity rooms




Completed in 2016


5 624 m²

Environmental performance

High inertia
Summer comfort
Low carbon building