- Address 36 Boulevard de la Bastille, 75012 Paris | France
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Jean-Philippe Pargade graduated as an architect from the UP6 school of architecture in Paris and as a town planner from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He created his agency in Paris in 1980 and works in all fields of architecture and town planning. Among his many projects are a number of acclaimed buildings such as the Sarthe-et-Loir health centre in Bailleul, the French embassy in Warsaw, the biology centre in the Croix-Rousse hospital in Lyon, 37 housing units in Paris Seine Rive-Gauche, and the biology research centre for the CNRS in Toulouse. For a number of years, Jean-Philippe Pargade has involved himself in the challenges represented by the hospital environment. How to design tomorrow’s hospitals, health-based workplaces and research centres? How to anticipate and comply with the vast number of constraints inherent in hospital design? How to anticipate potential obsolescence, future changes, the need to humanise patient and staff environments? As well as these points, it is also necessary to anticipate the advances now being made in science and medicine and which need to be taken into consideration at all moments during the design and construction of a hospital facility. Perfect site integration, optimised spatial organisation, immediate efficiency, extended flexibility, guaranteed safety and security and, above all, a high level of sensitivity are fundamental factors in ensuring the successful design of a hospital. In addition to this, Jean-Philippe Pargade lays claim to a made-to-measure architecture that personalises and develops the poetry of the settings. In this way, he is able to create agreeable settings that encourage free exchange while allowing people to retain their identity. This is translated by the use of aesthetics, compactness, generous volumes opening out over landscaped gardens and an awareness of the importance of cost control and sustainability, as well as an understanding of the need for the architecture to be both relaxing and artistic.