The development of the project is in response to both the generic SAS rehabilitation programmes (Structures d'Accompagnement vers la Sortie) and to the specific programmes, requiring in particular the following specific additional premises:
• Reception for families integrated into the enclosure and adjoining the modified forecourt,
• The professional training room and workshop store for the integration platform,
• The mixed storage premises for the services to individuals entity.
Each accommodation unit is treated as a triplex residence, with an entrance at courtyard level. On the same level there is the room for persons with reduced mobility and the unit’s shared spaces. The 2 levels above the ground floor house 29 rooms, including double rooms. This vertical configuration makes reference to the “household” concept, and confers a domestic scale upon each unit. The passageways are short, and routes to the shared spaces provide quick access, via each unit’s internal dedicated stairway.
Regarding the structure of the plan, we propose a grid based on a main unitary passageway, which acts as a veritable spine for the establishment and an orthogonal weft of buildings connected to this internal street. Each building is constructed on the North-South axis and has an East and West orientation. This arrangement enables the spaces to have the benefit of a high quality of illumination.
Competitive tender: constructions of a new Structure d'Accompagnement vers la Sortie (SAS) [prisoner rehabilitation centre] - 180 places