Jerusalem Social Housing & Medical Center | ARJM architecture

• July 13, 2009

Jerusalem ARJM plusmood 01 595x405 Jerusalem Social Housing & Medical Center | ARJM architecture
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Jerusalem project is a social housing & medical center located in rue de Jerusalem, Chaussée de Haecht, Schaerbeek, designed by Brussels-based architecture and urbanism office ARJM.

We decided for a project that responds to the vibrancy of its surroundings by a vital architecture

ARJM architecture

+ Architect statement courtesy of ARJM architecture

How to introduce an architectural object in the heart of Schaerbeek, a popular district of Brussels which is known for its enormous percentage of non-western immigration and its informal use of space? For the design of a hybrid program (a medical cabinet for those without papers and 5 housing units) we decided for a project that responds to the vibrancy of its surroundings by a vital architecture: Raw materials, diversity of heights, different apartment sizes for a mixity of inhabitants and a façade that reflects its surroundings by a diversity of materials. The project proposes an alternative to the fashion of a polished pop architecture by using imperfection as a conceptual tool to achieve vitality within its architecture.

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Entry level floor plan, courtesy of ARJM architecture

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1st & 2nd floor plan, courtesy of ARJM architecture

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3rd & 4th floor plan, courtesy of ARJM architecture

Jerusalem ARJM plusmood sketch 1 595x420 Jerusalem Social Housing & Medical Center | ARJM architecture

Sketch, courtesy of ARJM architecture

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Front & side elevation, courtesy of ARJM architecture

+ Project credits / data

Project: Jerusalem Social Housing & Medical Center
Architect: ARJM architecture
Location : rue de Jerusalem, Chaussée de Haecht, Schaerbeek
Area: 770m2
Budget: 628.000 Euros
Collaborators : JZH & partners, Stabilite & Techniques du batiment

+ All images and drawings courtesy of ARJM architecture

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Category: Architecture, Healthcare, Residential, Selected

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