Socio-educational Institution, Lavigny VD
Following the model of organic structures
The Institution de Lavigny, a charitable foundation, specialises in the care of people with neurological disorders. The existing buildings are complemented by the new construction.
The planning is based on analogies with organic structures. Each of the three cells is designed with its specific function in mind - and fits rigorously into the structure as a whole. The site is designed in such a way that new cells can be added.
The three buoyant-looking pavilions form an entrance and reception area reminiscent of an open hand. The room geometry with its striking, open angles allows staff to quickly gain sight of the various living spaces - in the interests and for the protection of the patients.
|Contact person||Robin Kirschke|
|Client||Institution de Lavigny|
|Architects /general planners||Itten+Brechbühl AG und Tekhne SA|
|Competition||1st rang 2007|
|Start of construction||2009|
|Start of operations||2010|
|Floor space||4800 m2|
|Construction volume||23 000 m3|
|Photos||Pierre Boss, Renens / Laszlo Horvath, Bern|