“Discrete and elegant refurbishment of the rural fabric”
Project description by jury
This renovation and transformation project of an abandoned farm in the center of Siewiller, a small town in north-east France, creates housing for elderly people. The proposal includes the retrofit of four existing volumes positioned to form a U shape, and the design of a new structure to enclose and focus the complex around the resulting courtyard converted into the core of the shared domestic experience. Beyond the residential units, the common house accommodates spaces for some public facilities, including an office for social services, a small library and a multipurpose room. The courtyard is also designed to occasionally host private or public events, like small local festivals.