Dichterbij Velp is looking for an innovative concept that offers space for living, day care activities and leisure that fits the needs of its clients and employees. It must become a place where clients can receive care in a safe and sheltered environment. At the same time the new concept must have an open and transparent character that stimulates social integration and strengthens the connection with the inhabitants of Velp.
How can the spatial quality and the architectural layout of Dichterbij Velp contribute to a normal life for clients and a pleasant place to work for employees? How can a redeveloped area fuel sustainable connections with the nearby village of Velp and stimulate social integration?
Fast internet, new devices and applications have made us more self-reliant over the past two decades and these developments give us more instant control of our lives. This also goes for healthcare, a field in which the development of new tools and systems has taken a rapid pace. New products and services assist medical professionals and simplify the lives of clients and patients, enabling them to live their lives more independently.
This trend leads to changes in the vision of today’s leaders on healthcare. How to implement care in a different way? How to ensure that people who remain dependent on others in relation to their health, become and remain able to cope independently? The faster the pace of the developments, the larger the gap becomes between vision and spatial design.
Dichterbij Velp provides care for mentally disabled children and adults, for their parents and their network. Dichterbij Velp is looking for a new design for their terrain, with an innovative concept that offers space for living, day care activities and leisure that fits the needs of its clients and employees. Time has come to critically review the way we spatially organize care.
Awards:- 1st €1500, 2nd €400, 3rd €300