Alzheimers village in Oslo
Making a home for elderly in the local community
NORD Architects designed Furuset Hageby, a new Alzheimer and dementia Village in Oslo, Norway in collaboration with 3RW. It is an inclusive project that meets an entire range of needs for people with reduced cognitive ability and a Future Built project. Future Built is a program running for 10 years with a vision of developing carbon neutral urban areas and high-quality architecture. The aim is to complete pilot projects like the dementia Village to inspire and showcase for other building projects.
The project won 1. prize in competition with jury stating “It is a ground-breaking project that answers the future demands within age - and healthcare. At the same time the project contributes to the coexisting local community”
The village concept integrated in a sloping landscape creates a small community with a range of spatial and landscape qualities. The various buildings will be constructed in sustainable CLT / massive wood and is built as a generic structure that could be used for other typologies than nursing homes.
The intention is to let people carry on with their usual and daily activities to create a continuity in life and avoid the experience of being in an institution. The village should act like a safe and caring community where the people with dementia feel at home and safe in recognizable environment that are healthy, natural and local.