New children institute for motor skills development

Fighting prejudice against people with disabilities, helping change everyday society's perception, this is the fight of APF France Handicap Association.

A fight shared by Behrend Centdegrés Architectures, who creates adapted spaces, accessible to all in the heart of the urban centre.

The Institute construction project, on a piece of land at the edge of the urban fabric and 500m from Belfort's center, combines a contemporary architectural approach that is both urban and open on the surrounding nature.

• A building on a human scale in line with its environment,

• A building open onto the city, actor by its lines, its volume, its colors,

• A building serving its users, patients and caregivers, convenient, comfortable and safe,

• A building that contributes to treatment process, helping the individual to regain an independent lifestyle.


Site manager : APF France Handicap


Delivered in 2017


Net area 4 273 m²


6,2 M€ HT


Accommodation units (32 beds)
Autonomy learning apartment
Care unit and physical activities
Educational workshops
Administrative unit


Design-build contract


General contractor : Groupe 1000
Architect : Behrend Centdegrés Architectures
Engineering, Economy, Fire safety : Egis

Photographs © Jean-Louis Motte

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