This new nursing home in the Scheldemeerschen nature reserve of Avelgem looks at the nearby nature reserve on the one hand. The landscaping therefore merges seamlessly with the natural greenery. Activity gardens and a patio bring the greenery to the centre of the nursing home. On the other hand, situated at the village periphery, near Cultural Centre Spikkerelle and under the tower of the Sint-Martinus church, the home integrates with the village fabric through a spacious terrace and a walkway.
- Public Social Welfare Center Avelgem
- 67 beds
- 4860 m²
A lively mix of features and users results in an easily accessible and approachable place, which is ideal for social contact.
The former nursing home no longer met the current functional standards: communal living was not possible, the rooms were too small, the distances too great, ... VK solved this with a very legible and flexible design, based on the organisation of types of users: staff, living groups, visitors.
The formeel nursing home was located between a beautiful green area and various residential areas. Public facilities and public buildings are located nearby, such as a church and a community centre. VK reoriented the nursing home so that living spaces and rooms focus more on the green zone, which may eventually be extended. The repositioning also creates a new axis between the surrounding buildings and the green zone, resulting in a square at the nursing home. This new circulation integrates the nursing home into the urban fabric and leads to greater engagement with the outside world.
This lively mix of features and users results in an easily accessible and approachable place, which is ideal for social contact.
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