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Centre Hospitalier Louis-Daniel Beauperthuy by SCAU

Set out on a series of terraces amid lush vegetation facing the Caribbean, this 275-bed complex looks at first sight like a stand-alone holiday resort in its small scale and deliberate embrace of the outdoor environment.

Its bioclimatic design follows the best traditions of local tropical architecture, making the most of natural ventilation driven by the trade winds. Patients have easy access to the outdoor space, and it is hard to imagine a more welcoming environment in which to recover. By engaging with the natural environment rather than an urban agglomeration, the hospital offers patients a time away from everyday stresses in which to recuperate.

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Centre Hospitalier Louis-Daniel Beauperthuy

Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe
2013; 19,000m2

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