Carpe Diem has exceeded all expectations of what a healthcare facility can be. In an empathetic manner, the dementia village meets the needs of a vulnerable group that has long been neglected. Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) Read more here (Norwegian): Gjeve priser til inkluderende arkitektur
Welcome in to the village
Below you can watch the film Design and Architecture Norway made to show off the best inclusive project in the country!
Featured on Open House Worldwide
A film about Carpe Diem was one of two main contributions to the international festival Open House Worldwide from Norway. Watch below!
Designed to cultivate the familiar domestic atmosphere of a small village, the residences, housing- and treatment centre, and community centre are broken up into smaller units, separated by gardens and squares. Varied building heights and roof typologies adds to the friendly neighbourhood feeling.
People suffering from dementia often have trouble recognising their surroundings and finding their way. It is therefore crucial that all areas are perceived as clearly identifiable spaces. We have added various markers and easily recognisable elements throughout the village to ease wayfinding and help make the residents feel at home.
Early concept sketches
Everything you need inside the village
Walking routes within the village
Low familiar building types