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Sint-Vincentius nursing home

Location Avelgem, Belgium
Timeline 2008 - 2016

new construction and expansion of a nursing home

Intro

The outdated nursing home Sint-Vincentius has been thoroughly renovated in order to greatly improve the comfort of the residents. Existing double rooms have been converted into single rooms, while existing single rooms have been expanded. An extension with a day-care centre and a centre for short stays increases the offer. Thanks to well-planned phasing, the nursing home was able to remain in use during the major works.

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Client(s)
  • Senior home and care Sint-Vincentius
Architects
  • VK
Stats
95 beds
6983 m²

Story

Since the care centre remained in use during construction, while maintaining its total capacity, a sophisticated phasing plan was developed.

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The formee centre had 2 floors and consisted of 3 volumes. Built in 1990 and extended in 1997 and 2000, it no longer met the social requirements. Moreover, the kitchen did not meet HACCP standards.

A major renovation and expansion of the nursing home has therefore been realised. VK converted all double rooms into single rooms and widened the cramped single rooms. The living groups were reorganised into six smaller units. The rooms are divided into a day and night time area by wall units. Large windows provide maximum outside views and abundant natural light. For couples, two rooms can be joined together by a moveable partition, by group of 14 to 19 rooms. In order to retain capacity during this expansion, an extension was necessary: before the renovations started, new single rooms were built. The ground floor houses the community facilities and the department for people suffering from dementia. The latter is closed, but connected to an inner courtyard via a hallway.

A day care centre and centre for short stays are new additions to the site. Finally, the kitchen was also expanded. Since the care centre remained in use during construction, while maintaining its total capacity, a sophisticated phasing plan was developed.

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