这是 2by4-arcitects 完成的一个老年人住宅与医疗保健项目的建筑设计，位于荷兰。相对于以往类似项目专注于老年人医疗保健的设计，该项目更注重老年人的居住生活质量。
In Rijssen we designed the new healthcare and housing complex ‘Eltheto’ for elderly people. Until recently elderly people were seen as a group that functions outside of modern society and are only in need of care.
The contemporary healthcare centers and housing for elderly people are still designed according to his idea. Over the past decennia this resulted in a range of introvert buildings where the main focus is healthcare instead of the quality of life itself.
For Eltheto we separated the housing and healthcare program. The housing program functions like a particular housing program that one would find in a suburb. They are open and social housing blocks where the main focus is the quality of life. For the less independent inhabitants the housing program is adjusted according to their needs, but still the focus on quality of life remains.
The urban layout is designed according to this idea. The housing blocks are situated around several public spaces. The public spaces interact between the housing blocks, the centrally located healthcare centre and the neighborhood. It’s a place where the old meet the young, a place to rest or be active or sit on the terrace of the new restaurant.
The architecture of the different housing blocks represents either a more individual program or a more collective orientated program. Although this results into different volumes the blocks are clearly part of the same family that together with the public space become an icon for the neighborhood.