PROJECTS – CARE
Small-scale living at the Zorgcirkel
Reviewed design drawings at various stages of the design process for several new locations for the Zorgcirkel. Is the design appropriate for older adults with dementia? Does the environment support what people can still do and compensate for what a person can no longer do?
Decisions such as the location and accessibility of a building, the positioning of exits, elevators, doors, windows, rooms and kitchens, the connection to the outside, etc., all ultimately affect the well-being of the client, staff and family. My role has always been to provide insight into the consequences of design choices so that well-considered decisions can be made with the goal of creating environments in which people with dementia can thrive.