The Grand Paris-Nord University Hospital stands out with its stated objective of
scalability, resilience over time, and reversibility of support functions and
hospital services, in order to deal with crises, with the relentless evolution
of the techniques, and with the rapid changes in our societies. It has been
designed to accommodate the hospital's functional entities according to a
typology that offers maximum scalability.
The design of the Saint-Ouen Grand Paris-Nord University Hospital
Campus project is based on one principle: "a
hospital where it is good to work is one where it is good to be treated".
The "magnet" hospital is able to attract and retain its staff, establish
a work environment conducive to safe, quality care, in order to reconcile Quality of working life (QWL) and performance.
Searching for interior quality: A simple and warm interior design that
supports patients and caregivers
The consortium consisting of Architecturestudio,
Artelia, and the Patrick Jouin iD agency, was committed to the essence of the
project, which is strongly expressed through the attention paid to efficiency
and simplicity, but also through the ambition of ensuring the utmost quality of
interior architecture, details, and design, whether they are accessible to the
public, or reserved to the care teams and to the technicians responsible for
the smooth operation of this care machine. Hospitality is the first attractiveness
factor of a state-of-the-art hospital. The project aims to strike the right
balance between a reassuring, simple, and functional universe, and a highly
technical and high-performance building.
The design of the interior space ensures the
functionality, efficiency and coherence of the project, but it also carries a
sensitive part directly linked to the human being. This is why the spatial
quality of the volumes and their materiality plays a primordial role in the
perception of well-being for the patient and for the caregiver as well. The simple, fluid, ergonomic lines, without roughness, with soft, pleasant
curves, and the materials selected for their properties – durability,
solidity, ease of maintenance – are very much in line with the compositions, aspects
and textures, and the spirit of the project. The waiting or break areas are designed
to be warm, conducive to encounters, intimate and soothing. The design of the
room favors the perception by the patient of a place of its own distinct from
the medical space, and offers a soothing space conducive to remission.