Chaudière-Appalaches Physical Rehabilitation Centre that located in Lévis, Canada, was designed by Services intégrés Lemay et associés inc. Designing this rehabilitation facility was characterised by the definition of a life and care environment in dialogue with new rehabilitation technologies and by the creation of a healthcare setting similar to the residential model. The centre consists of an experimental and learning laboratory where the architecture is an essential tool in the rehabilitation process.
In the front of the building are located all of the ambulatory services in continuity with the urban environment. The back of the site houses the intensive functional rehabilitation unit which is near a stream and surrounded by trees. At the centre of the building, the technical support centre accommodates gymnasiums and a learning area which are shared by the ambulatory patients and in-patients. This type of planning allowed us to simplify circulations, generously fenestrate the facades, maximise daylight, ease wayfinding and create visual markers giving onto the exterior. The architectural treatment clearly illustrates this planning in addition to creating a human scale and harmoniously integrating the building into its context through the use of materials and textures mixed and matched in a modern manner.