Grand Opening of the Care center ‘De Hooge Tuinen’ in Naaldwijk
October 3, 2013
Care center ‘De Hooge Tuinen’ in Naaldwijk is “future proef”
Care center ‘De Hooge Tuinen’ in Naaldwijk has officially been opened on Thursday the 26th of September. Royal HaskoningDHV was commissioned by the client, Pieter van Foreest, to provide the architectural design, building services design, structural engineering, landscape design and infrastructural design, resulting in a complex with a flexible layout made easily adaptable to the changing needs of its tenants.
‘De Hooge Tuinen’ is a complex where intensive daily care is provided to elderly persons who suffer from dementia. The complex consists of two cross-shaped buildings, each with a central entrance, housing 72 single person rooms, 4 couple’s rooms, and 42 apartments.
The wings of the complex are designed to resemble small scale houses, heeding to the local architecture of the site. A mixture of intimate and secluded spaces is scattered between the two buildings in the form of quaint gardens and a square with parking. Furthermore, the complex makes use of thermal energy stored in the ground and provided by local greenhouses.