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This is a nursing home for elderly and is part of a larger care-complex containing a private care home, a sheltered housing complex, an adjoining church and a daycare centre for kids. The main objective of the care facility is to support the residents in their independence as long as possible and to provide care appropriate to individual needs. Cooperation between 3 separate health care institutions while planning the new development made it possible to create surroundings for a differentiated service showing respect and attention to the users as individuals. Exchange and shared use of infrastructure, facilities and staff directly benefits users. The buildings surround 2 inner courtyards and contain a row of separate housing units and a plaza. This symbolizes a different kind of home for the elderly, in which older people are not only housed and provided for until the end of their natural lives, but can experience the evening of their lives as the morning of a new life of the spirit.