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Research centre at La Timone, Marseille

The La Timone rare disease research cen­ter is an open, connec­ted and pro­tec­ted space. Its loca­tion, which is both func­tio­nal and orga­nic, makes it a place that will extend beyond the cam­pus. A fina­list pro­ject.

Program Research Center for Rare Diseases
Site Marseille, France
Floor Area 22 500 m2
Cost of construction 55 000 000 €
Timetable 2015
Project Owner Protisvalor, La Timone hospital

The pro­gram for the Giptis Institute for this new pro­ject of the Timone in Marseille offe­red a com­plexity and a variety of acti­vi­ties. With the objec­tive of revo­lu­tio­ni­zing the recep­tion and care of the patients, it had to offer a per­fect legi­bi­lity of the care paths and the stages of sam­pling, consul­ta­tion, research and dif­fu­sion. The pro­ject offers this sim­pli­city of route and a mul­ti­tude of uses. The frag­men­ta­tion of the pro­grams into seve­ral buil­dings gene­rates a consi­de­rable poten­tial for natu­ral light and, beyond this increa­sed com­fort, trans­forms the ratio of the buil­ding and the users to the ter­ri­tory. Because access to a natu­ral area is essen­tial for patients, the slab hosts a gar­den open to all to walk, run or just take the air. Inside, an abun­dant light slips through the frac­tures of the frame.

Research centre at La Timone, Marseille — © Loci Anima
Research centre at La Timone, Marseille — © Loci Anima
Research centre at La Timone, Marseille — © Loci Anima
Research centre at La Timone, Marseille — © Loci Anima
Research centre at La Timone, Marseille — © Loci Anima