Huazhong Gravity Research Center
Thoughts on the hospitals of tomorrow
Today, the difficult fight against the aggressive Covid-19 teaches interesting lessons to architects involved in Public, Residential and Commercial projects… as well as in Hospital design. In fact, both design strategies are linked in a way that the goal is always to create some kind of barrier between the polluted outside and the clean inside with a transitional area in between. - In the case of residential or public areas, the design is linked mostly to the (re)design of the transitional entrance area, or lobby. - In the case of hospitals, the design is obviously more complex but the goal stays the same: a careful progression from open public spaces, to staff secure & clean areas. This is the principle we have used in our recent design for an International Hospital in Wuhan which could become, with some adjustments, a reference for the hospitals of tomorrow.
Matthieu Augereau invited to meet with the Smart Building Alliance
Matthieu Augereau was invited to take part in an event in Shenzhen with the Smart Building Alliance for Smart Cities (SBA) with representatives of large groups like ENGIE, Vinci, Decayeux, Artelia… as well as startups during its learning and networking expedition to China. Created in France in 2012, SBA is an industrial association whose main objective is to support and promote the actors of the building industry in the digitalization and the sustainability era.
Striving for quality, we believe that communication is the means to achieve innovation through rationality and sensitivity. In that sense Architecture and Urbanism, Interior Design and Environment, past and future, are connected thru a dynamic link underlining the tension which exists between people, buildings, cities, territories… which defines the essence of our projects.