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  5. Hermann & Valentiny and Partners
  6. 2007
  7. Heisdorf Residence for the Elderly / HVP

Heisdorf Residence for the Elderly / HVP

  • 01:00 - 14 August, 2011
Heisdorf Residence for the Elderly / HVP
Heisdorf Residence for the Elderly / HVP, Courtesy of  hvp
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Ostengarten 3, 54614 Heisdorf, Germany
  • Architects

    Hermann & Valentiny and Partners (HVP)
  • Client

    Maredoc a.s.b.l.
  • Area

    6040.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

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From the architect. The old castle of Heisdorf, situated in a park with marvelous mature trees, has undergone numerous alterations (extensions) since it was first built in the 19th century. Nevertheless, it was too small and above all could not offer the levels of comfort expected today in a facility of this kind.

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HVP approached this work cautiously. They renovated the historic building fabric of the castle, but without visible architectural changes. In contrast, the accumulated extensions were demolished and replaced by a new wing linked to the castle by an elevated glazed connecting element.

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The new building is oriented north-south with large glazed loggias (known as “curiosities”) on one side, facing in the direction of the castle and projecting roofed balconies looking onto the park on the other.

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Without any doubt, making the new building of exposed concrete was a risk. But the building is so convincingly integrated in the existing fabric – surrounded by a newly designed outdoor area with water, steps to sit upon, paved and carefully planted green areas – that it represents a facility with an extremely high value indeed. A great deal of wood and glass was employed and spaces are flooded with daylight, friendly and warm. Particularly important for the elderly, the residents feel protected yet unrestricted thanks to the openness in many areas, offering a view of everything going on outside.

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Gilson Lima · September 07, 2016

does anyone know any Academy project for the elderly or something? I need for College

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Dennis Moss Jnr · August 15, 2011

you could have a point... i think there are too few photos to really judge it

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aufialwi · August 15, 2011

the building itself is amazing, but for me it is somewhat intrusive to the old building nearby. correct me if im worng

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