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Alzheimer's Village
A village designed for people living with
Alzheimer's disease 
and dementia

The Alzheimer's Village in Dax, France, is an innovative renewal of the traditional nursing home designed specifically for people living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The design is an example of healing architecture and is focused on improving quality of life for a group of people that are going through major life changes.

The residents live in smaller houses where they are included in as many everyday-life activities as possible. These houses are spread out in the landscape, in which the residents can move independently, freely, and safely.

The village centre has a shop, hairdresser's, restaurant, cultural centre and of course health care facilities  - everything the resident's know and recognise from their previous homes and neighbourhoods.

Four houses create a neighbourhood with its own identity and courtyard. All together there are four neighborhoods connected by an urban street leading up to the village centre. Paths full of experiences and sensory inputs with different characteristics lie as loops in the landscape. They lead through nature and vegetation and provide several ways of staying in close contact with nature.

The village has also incorporated a research centre and housing for visiting researchers and volunteers aimed to attract global knowledge and resources, which the residents will benefit from.

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The Alzheimer's Village in Dax, France, is an innovative renewal of the traditional nursing home for people living with Alzheimer's.

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Overview plan Alzheimer friendly care facility
Plan oveview. Carehome for elderly with Alzheimer dementiaan
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Location
Client
Year
Typology
Construction costs
Size
Collaborators 
Status
Dax, France
Départament des Landes
2016-2020
Family and care homes, community centre, healthcare centre
16.100.000 EUR
10.700 m2
Champagnat & Gregoire, Groupe Cauros
Completed
Landscape cross-section, Dax France, Alzheimer Village