Inaugurated on 29 October 2019, the CHOR is a public health establishment commissioned in March 2019 for 230,000 inhabitants of the West of Reunion Island.
AIA Life Designers has designed a 30,000 m² hospital complex in the heart of an exceptional and classified eight-hectare natural site that was home to a sugar factory in the 19th century – the Domaine de la Poncetière at Saint-Paul.
Five residences testifying to this agricultural past have been converted and are now linked to the new Hospital Centre and the Public Mental Health Establishment of Reunion Island that already existed on the premises.
View towards the new buildings from one of the 19th century residences converted into a place of worship.
It is a living space in total harmony with its territory because of the effects of scale, the colours, the conservation of the heritage, the proximity of nature and more.
One of the 19th century residences converted into a cafeteria.
A central square is where the reception hall, the various wings of the establishment, the old residences and the park all converge.
Nature and light omnipresent at the heart of living and working spaces.
It is also a technological and connected hospital. The CHOR is inventing the future by incorporating a daring innovation: the choice of natural ventilation, responding to the climate ambition of the people of Reunion Island. It is certified NF HQE™ Tertiary Buildings for the programming, design and construction phases, with an “exceptional” profile.
Annual cold operation
Project Owner: Gabriel Martin Hospital
HQE Assistant to Project Owner: Sicle Ab
Technical Assistant to Project Owner: Icade – Sanaé – Sodiac – Sedre
Consortium (design – execution). Lead contractor: Demathieu et Bard
Architect: AIA Architectes
Associate Architect: L’atelier Architectes
All building trades engineering: AIA Ingénierie and Intégrale
Roads and Utilities engineering: Berim
Landscaping: AIA Territoires and L’atelier Architectes
Environmental Building Quality engineering: AIA Environnement
Acoustics: Tyssere et Associés
Natural air conditioning: Laboratoire Eiffel and J. Gandemer
Technical platform (operating theatre, obstetrics theatre, A&E, imaging, critical care),
medico-technical platform (laboratories, pharmacy, sterilisation)
Surface area : 29,000 m2 floor area, 310 beds
2016 Silver BIM winning project