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.
Municipality of Oslo, Omsorgsbygg Oslo
3RW, Christian Mong
Built (1st prize in competition)