Alzheimer Village, Dax in France

Alzheimer's Village
NORD Architects won the competition to build a village for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia in France 

Overview plan Alzheimer friendly care facility

The Alzheimer's Village in Dax, France, is innovation and renewal of a traditional nursing home for people with Alzheimer. The residents live in smaller houses, where they are included in the everyday-life and where life quality and healing architecture is in focus. The houses are spread out in the landscape, in which the residents can move freely and safely. In the village center they have a shop, hairdresser, restaurant, cultural center and healthcare center, so that they have everything they need in

order to have an almost normal everyday life.

There is also a research center and housing for visiting researchers and volunteers in the village, to attract resources from all over the world. 

 

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 center. Paths full of experiences and sensory inputs with different characters lie as loops in the landscape. They lead through nature and vegetation and gives several ways of staying in close contact with nature.

Meeting at the square at her Alzheimer Village in Dax, France
Plan oveview. Carehome for elderly with Alzheimer dementiaan

The Alzheimer Village in Dax, France, is innovation and renewal of a traditional nursing home for people with Alzheimer

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