CARE HOME – Brussels
Tous Ensemble is a home for people with multiple disabilities. The Big House fits the length of the plot naturally, creating a sequence of spaces with a direct relationship with the outside. The linear figure of the building embraces the garden and its trees, mediating with the existing vegetation and protecting the most private spaces in the densest areas. Atop it, a wide roof provides protection to this home that allows both intimacy and collectivity. The Big house is sequentially organised from more public and shared spaces to more private ones, to make life together easy and natural, and to allow the residents to find shared spaces and spaces for themselves. Under the roof of the Big House, two continuous floors are themselves organised as seamless sequences. The linear figure of the big house is sometimes wide and at other times narrow. Carefully chosen openings bring the light deep into the building, without putting unnecessary weight on its residents. The existing topography allows the building to be easily accessible, and at the same time, it softly disconnects part of the garden from the building, creating a certain threshold that enhances protection and contemplation.
2 122 m2
UTIL Struktuurstudies, HP engineers, Access & Go
Kersten Geers, David Van Severen, Henri de Chassey, Sacha Ketelbuters, Inès Langlois