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54 apartments with facilities for elderly with dementia or somatic health problems; 3 apartments are suitable for living with a partner
Caring for people with dementia
Zuidoever is a 24/7 care institution for elderly with dementia or somatic health problems. The project breaks rigorously with the existing building tradition of care and nursing homes.. It embraces a high-quality living where residents feel comfortable and happy during the various phases of their illness. It is the first project according to ‘De Oevers’, the new housing, care and welfare formula of the Amsterdam care organization Cordaan.
The building adapts to the residents; their world can shrink and expand depending on what they need. When mental and physical capacities decline, the living environment automatically becomes smaller. The building takes this development into account. There are gradual transitions and logical circuits (“living rings”) that can be linked to larger circuits. In this way, people with different action radius come into contact with each other in a natural way.
TANGRAM has also determined and designed the interior of the building. Much attention has been paid to the tactility of materials, because the sense of touch remains the longest of all senses.
Zuidoever has been designed in such a way that it is future proof. If wishes or target groups change, the building can be easily adapted.