NEW TYPOLOGY | INTELLIGENT INTENSIFICATION | SPATIAL CONTINUITY | SUSTAINABLE | WATER | GREEN | ENERGY | SOCIAL COHESION | MA-SSA MEANINGFUL EMPTYNESS
healthcare institution for people with dementia, 170 apartements, facilities and gardens
A NEW ‘HOME’
Leythenrode is a nursing home for people with dementia. The buildings are heavily dated and will be replaced by new constructions offering considerably better applications/programming. It comprises about 170 residential units with supporting facilities.
The basic design consists of three L-shaped residential blocks, grouped around a stacked central area with greenhouses as linking elements. Every residential block consists of three stories. Per block there are 54 apartments with a communal living room and graduated terraces in the greenhouses.
The three large greenhouses also play an important role for the technical installations and energy management of the buildings. They contribute to a spectacular, favorable use of energy in the new buildings.
The elevated ground level with landscaping connects the three residential blocks, allowing the residents to wander freely without being able to leave the premises.
The quality of life is immensely improved by the gardens and the greenhouses: all the Leythenrode residents will soon be able to enjoy the ‘outdoors’ almost all year round.
Below deck there will be small shops, activity rooms, a music room, and other facilities. Although this is under ground level, this space will also have lots of light and greenery.
Spaciousness and light are the key elements to the overall atmosphere of the new care center. The whole design is focused on creating a new standard for this type of nursing home. The idea is to create a living environment that improves the quality of life for the residents who are in need of care.
The gardens and landscaping of the premises will also be designed by Tangram,
Walking circuits are the basis of the routing in the buildings. There are no dead ends. In addition, sunlight, greenery and fresh air (natural ventilation) play an important role.