André Fontes (APP)
Trudi Jaeger (DAV)
Susanne Oldereide Hansen
The nursing home is dreaded by society, and is considered an undignified and demeaning place to live, and yet, we continue to develop these places as segregated institutions with an extreme focus on efficiency rather than on the humans living there. The project is based on a desire to see a considerable change in the future practice of nursing homes - a change that acknowledges that frail elderly are not waiting to die, but that they are, still, very much alive and also living.
With many institutional buildings situated in central residential areas, the project aims to show how an existing, obsolete building could be transformed into a home for elderly and into a place for enriched life - both for the elderly living there, and for the community around. The main endeavor has been to create more distinct contrasts between private and public situations in order for the residents to perceive the new place as a home.