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Furuset Hageby

Alzheimers Village in Oslo

NORD Architects designed Furuset Hageby, a new Alzheimer’s and dementia Village in Oslo, Norway in collaboration with 3RW. The project meets an entire range of needs for people with reduced cognitive abilities and a Future Built project. Future Built is a program that has been going for 10 years with a vision of developing carbon neutral urban areas and high-quality architecture. The aim is to complete pilot projects like Furuset Hageby to inspire other building projects.

The project won 1st prize in the competition with jury stating “It is a ground-breaking project that answers the future demands within age and healthcare.”

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 CLT (cross-laminated-timber) and is built as a generic structure that could be re-created 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 is healthy, natural and local.

  • Location:

    Oslo, Norway

  • Client:

    Municipality of Oslo, Omsorgsbygg Oslo

  • Year:

    2018-2023

  • Typology:

    Nursing home

  • Size:

    11.500 m2

  • Collaborators:

    3RW, Christian Mong

  • Status:

    Built (1st prize in competition)

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