Project description

Through the proposal we intend on challenging the inherent orthodoxies of the typology of the care home. The aim is to establish a community of engaged and active individuals of all ages by creating moments in the landscape that encourage interactions. A public marketplace, community garden, a sensory trail and the diverse schedule of accommodation on the site become important strategies in making the care home a central hub for the community.

The orchards are semi-private areas liminal spaces that create an alternative space of engagement between the public and private. Within, there are a variety of activities ranging from basketball and calming gardening space.

The proposal is committed and focussing on the ‘person’, supporting everyone as an individual to encourage maximum independence.

Group Spatial Strategy
Isometric of ground floor

The scheme seeks to privilege architecture of slowness and the commons. The primary focus is creating an engaging setting that allows the users to thrive and live within a safe and supportive community. Essentially, embracing care as a holistic practice that requires infrastructural support to be able to successfully provide for its users, whether residents or staff.

Ground Floor Isometric
Sectional Perspective through care home rooms
Perspective Section of care home rooms
Lounge Area
Lounge Area
Inhabited Wall Module Variation

The inhabited wall is one of the principal design choices of the care home. Finding ways of utilizing the structural features of the buildings and incorporating them in the functional programmatic choices of the building.

Inhabited wall module variation
Interior Perspective
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