Day centre for the elderly
The project's main aim is to create a pleasant building for senior citizens, a space where they feel comfortable and one they can identify with. The construction materials and finishes used are therefore familiar, warm and comfortable, such as ceramic and wood.
The building is designed to respond to the park, partaking in its language, materials and function; a vantage point from which users can survey everything going on around them, both in the park and in the street.
The ground floor is permeable, with a hallway that runs right through the building. The building itself represents a new entrance from the street, leading into the park. One of the park's esplanades, currently paved in wood, will have a new entrance via the building.
The tiled roof slopes down the smaller façades to the ground, creating the impression of a great doorway.
The larger façades, with great picture windows and timber framework, pick up the motif of the park?s wooden paving and street furniture.