Located in a peaceful and wooded area of more than two hectares in Bois-Guillaume (76) Cedar clinic supports patients of the Health Territory Rouen-Elbeuf since 1972. This health facility with a capacity of over 200 beds, 15,000 intervention per year in emergency departments and an average of 12,000 surgeries are performed. In response to this attendance, the clinic has invested in the construction of a new building for two purposes: to improve the management of patients and to encourage the hiring of new practitioners.
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The Cedar Clinic provides accurate diagnostics with the latest, most complete equipment for the many medical and surgical specialties it offers. The complex’s technical platform includes more than 10 operating theaters and adjacent pre- and post-operative treatment rooms. Certified V2010 by the High Authority for Health (HAS) for the many processes of improvement and innovation, this health facility is also involved in the well-being of its patients and the comfort of its staff.
This is a finding of Richard Ouin, director of the institution, which is behind the reorganization of the complex. It specified in 2011 “In the current walls, impossible to evolve“. The launch of a construction program is followed to increase the total area of the medical center. This project was accompanied by a new functional organization of the existing buildings in order to concentrate all the consultations and the light medical acts in the new extension.
Faithful to their quality requirement, the Cedar Clinic has entrusted the project management of this extension to ATAUB architects. To ensure results in line with the expectations of this project and to respect the accuracy of its specifications, the various construction lots were awarded to local companies that are experts in their field.
In order for the extension to meet the functional requirements of the project, ATAUB has focused on the quality of materials by blending effective finishes right from the front. The envelope of a building is an axis of the second work that deserves special care. This is the signature of the building, it refines the architectural style and diffuses the spirit of the project to the public.
The management of the exterior joinery lot was entrusted to Buray et fils. This family-owned company has been continuing its expertise in the field of metalwork for more than 70 years. They were assigned, among other things, the mission to dress the facade and preserve the building from direct sunlight in accordance with the requirements of RT 2012.
A medical establishment must ensure the best possible hygiene and to do this the selection of furniture materials integrated into the project must be rigorous, specific and performed by a specialist and solutions.
The architects in charge of the project therefore turned to Marchand, a company located in St Jaques Sur Darnetal, near Rouen, for the specification and installation of soft floor coverings and entrance mats.
In order to maintain aesthetic coherence with existing buildings and to maintain hygiene and safety processes (Control of Nosocomial Infections, Risk and Quality Management, Level of Health Safety and Compliance …) set up by the Clinical and validated by the High Authority for Health (HAS), the architects have retained the choice of quality and performance offered by wall protection products Arovyn® already validated by the contractor.
Framed by the architectural firm’s sketches, Buray et fils turned to Construction Specialties for the selection of a set of sunshade blades for the facade. Necessary for the energy efficiency of the building, the sunshades protect the building and its occupants from the sudden increase in heat and direct sunlight. The Airfoil® solar protection system is also an undeniable asset to reduce the cooling needs of a structure and optimize its energy consumption. The yellow-lacquered AFR rectangular planks also play a major aesthetic role for the facade and for the interior of the building. The yellow has the particularity of capturing and reflecting more natural light. This clever choice radiates in front and brings more clarity to the interior of the structure. Discreet and in keeping with the colors of the facade, this all-aluminum sunshade device gives relief and material to the building.
The circulations and walls of the existing Cedar Clinic buildings are decorated with Acrovyn® hygienic siding. The wall plates are appreciated for their practical use, their resistance to daily challenges and for the many opportunities offered by the Acrovyn® range of panels and protection profiles. From the beginning of the project, during the phase of prescription of the interior wall protectors, ATAUB’s architects wished to continue the partnership with Construction Specialties and the Acrovyn® range to dress, protect and decorate the corridors and rooms of the new building.
The flexibility of the 0.8mm thick Acrovyn® sheets encases the convex walls and poles of the establishment over their entire length. The 2mm thick plates are adapted to the needs of protection of walls or doors, subject to the impact of stretchers or trolleys (meal trays, medical equipment, wheelchairs …).
To complete the steps of the second-work, the architects and the Marchand company followed the recommendations made by Constructions Specialties to choose a model of entrance mats adapted to the constraints of the place. The Pedimat® mat is designed to withstand the passage of heavy rolling loads over time. It is characterized by wide strips of absorbent textile and aluminum scrapers. Water and residual dirt are retained and stored by the pit, itself easy to maintain thanks to the rollable structure of the carpet.
For this project, three Construction Specialties ranges have been selected by experts from different building sectors to integrate into the structure and meet the protection, performance and aesthetic needs of the new Cedar Clinic building.