A new urban neighbourhood
The buildings comprising the new “Borgerwijk” care campus vary in size and appearance depending on their function, creating a very human diversity that contrasts with the scale of the 80.000 m² project. Distinct structures (senior home, serviced housing units for the elderly, and housing for people with disabilities) are arranged around large shared open spaces, like a new urban neighbourhood. The inclusion of external functions such as a nursery and a day centre further strengthens the link between the campus and its surroundings.
We have proposed spaces perfectly adapted to individual users and their needs, informed by our urban planning experience. The development ensures accessibility for people with reduced mobility, low-stimuli environments for people with sensory differences, and an abundance of natural light and views of the remarkable landscape.
Based on our urban planning and informed by people’s individual needs, the project proposes spaces perfectly adapted to the users.
A functional campus
We worked closely with our partner Stéphane Beel Architects on the campus master plan. We thought carefully about how to integrate administrative and logistical support. As a result, we have provided the campus with a main feeder road, a backbone that structures the new buildings along the park and streamlines logistics processes.
The project was the winner of an ambitious and long-term competition, aimed at associating architects and entrepreneurs from the very start of the project, according to the “design & build” (or “bouwteam”) formula. This collaboration allowed us to successfully combine our architects’ vision of contemporary and human living/care spaces with the pragmatism and solid experience of contractors.
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