Les allées Richaud

Versailles France 2015
Wilmotte & Associés - Les allées Richaud

Technical specifications

Client : SCI Les Allées Richaud
Control of delegated works : OGIC

Architect : Wilmotte & Associés SA
Chief architect for historic monuments : 2BDM Architectes
Landscape architect : Neveux Rouyer
Structural consultant : Scyna 4
Roads and services consultant : Setu
Acoustical consultant : AVLS
HVAC and thermal consultant : M.B.E
Construction cost consultant : DAL
Technical inspection agency: : Batiplus
Soil consultant : Fugro


Area: Historic monument restoration: 11,600 m²

Overview

Programme
The project includes the restoration of the historic Hôpital Richaud in Versailles and the construction of residential units, offices, commercial space, a nursery, and cultural space.

Description
Designed by architect Charles-François d’Arnaudin and built over a period of years from 1781 to 1859, the Hôpital Richaud of Versailles was abandoned after its hospital functions were transferred to Mignot in 1981.
The main building (H-shape in plan) has been entirely renovated to accommodate 72 luxury apartments. The building's historic details – the roofs, facades, chapel, and monumental staircases – have been retained and highlighted. Three new buildings and a central garden accessible to future residents have been located on either side of the historic monument; these are in keeping with the existing area businesses. The forms and details of the new buildings respect the architectural language of their context and blend harmoniously with the urban fabric. Buildings A and B will have 109 new apartments. Building C will have 82 student residences. The project includes the creation of nearly 300 apartments, three gardens, and the restoration of the metal-gate-enclosed "Cour d’honneur" courtyard. The chapel will also be restored and transformed into a cultural centre run by the City of Versailles. The gardens will be open to the public during the day.

Image gallery

Wilmotte & Associés - Carré Richaud
Wilmotte & Associés - Chapelle Richaud
Wilmotte & Associés - Hall