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 the outside areas are perceived as clearly identifiable spaces. We have added various markers and easily recognisable elements throughout these spaces to ease wayfinding for the residents.
Early concept sketches
Everything you need inside the village
Walking routes within the village
Low familiar building types