A nursing home with the quality of life of the residents as top priority
The Dementia Nursing Home in Randers contains 60 council assisted living dwellings and related service areas. The nursing home will be built with four differently designed residential units, each with its open courtyard, with the aim of creating familiarity and special connection for the residents. The residential units consist of smaller building units, thereby creating a vibrant village environment.
In the words of the jury: “Overall, the project is a visionary, clear and empathic proposal for the design of a care centre for the future. The overall layout with great differentiation of the projects various elements testifies to a profound understanding of the project’s different users’ needs and conditions - old and young, staff and visitors (…)”
With the residents’ quality of life as the main priority and the nursing home as the functional background, the following basic thoughts governed the main architectural concept of the proposal:
- Using architecture to create a domestic environment that can help enhance the day-to-day existence of the residents.
- Using architecture actively to create great variation and reflect the world and the home each resident came from.
- Creating a clear, functional layout that supports the specialised treatment, rehabilitation and care of the residents.
- Creating outdoor areas that invite and motivate residents to be physically active.
The project won the Danish award "Best Health Project 2017".