Rural Catalyst in France

Farmhouse conversion and aged care facility

  • 1 / 13

    An organization centered around the inner courtyard.

  • 2 / 13

    Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize Europe

    Winner presentation for Rural Catalyst - Farmhouse conversion and aged care facility, Siewiller, France (l-r): François Petry, CEO of Lafarge France; Florent Revel, N01 architecture, Strasbourg, France; Dirk E Hebel, Member of the Academic Committee of the Holcim Foundation, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany; and Jeannette Kuo, Head of the Holcim Awards jury for Europe 2020, Founding Partner of Karamuk Kuo Architects, Switzerland

  • 3 / 13

    Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize Europe

    Winner presentation for Rural Catalyst - Farmhouse conversion and aged care facility, Siewiller, France (l-r): Maria Atkinson, Chairperson of the Holcim Foundation (at podium); François Petry, CEO of Lafarge France; Florent Revel, N01 architecture, Strasbourg, France; Dirk E Hebel, Member of the Academic Committee of the Holcim Foundation, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany; and Jeannette Kuo, Head of the Holcim Awards jury for Europe 2020, Founding Partner of Karamuk Kuo Architects, Switzerland.

  • 4 / 13

    Housing for elderly people. Using the casing of an old barn, the apartments are open to a patio. The ground floor is a shared dining room, open to the courtyard, making possible some discussion between the resident and some temporary occupant of the common spaces.

  • 5 / 13

    The inner courtyard is the main space of the project. As a semiprivate space, it is shared between all the users of the peripheral spaces. Visible from the public space, it can host a big range of activities, from the private one to some small local festivals.

  • 6 / 13

    An emblematic central building.

  • 7 / 13

    Transparency from shared spaces to the courtyard.

  • 8 / 13

    A transformation in a town center.

  • 9 / 13

    Ground floor plan.

  • 10 / 13

    First floor plan.

  • 11 / 13

    Section AA.

  • 12 / 13

    Section BB.

  • 13 / 13

    Florent Revel - Picture from Jeronimo Bailat.

  • Awards Acknowledgement prize 2020–2021 Europe

By Florent Revel - N01 architecture, Strasbourg, France and

Ideas: Economic & Social Empowerment , Circular Design, Housing Needs

An abandoned farm is transformed into a retirement home that revitalizes dynamics and enhances social sustainability.

Rural Catalyst in France

Project authors

  • Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize Europe
    Florent Revel

    N01 architecture

    France

  • SO
    Simon Oudiette

    Horoma

    France

Project updates