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Daycare Island Craeyenburch / Möhn + Bouman

  • 01:00 - 5 December, 2009
Daycare Island Craeyenburch / Möhn + Bouman
Daycare Island Craeyenburch / Möhn + Bouman, © Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

© Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch +12

From the architect. This daycare Centre for mentally disabled people, occupies the last island in row. The row of islands forms the spatial backbone of a newly developed city expansion. From an urban point of view, a multi-storey volume was prefereable. However, the client asked for a single-storey building due to the nature of its use. To solve this contradiction, a shape was designed in such a way that the urban requirement for a visual accent was met. The island and building were developed together to form a fully integrated sculptural landscape of the roof and facades.

© Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

The patients for which the building is realized have major mental constraints. Mentally, they equal the level of a child with the age between 0 to 18 months. Moreover, most of them are physically and visually handicapped as well. This asked to careful attention to be payed to physiological and sensory aspects. Lighting, colour and tactile aspects influence the patients well-being in a direct manner. The resulting building thus became a feast for the senses.

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Gordon · January 20, 2013

It is an adult daycare

Gordon · January 19, 2013

It is adult daycare.

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António R. da Silva · July 11, 2010

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windzerg · May 01, 2010

My parents would fully reject the pool plan :)

Wargo · December 10, 2009

child + pool= drowned

Dariusz · December 07, 2009

all about money isn't it.. people are too afraid to get sued in the US. In other countries people think with their brains, not their pockets. I think the NL has too many dikes and rivers to consider this something new.. nice building though.

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sthapit · December 06, 2009

@giogio - drowning in pools is one of the major causes of kids dying in the us so...

G Howard · December 07, 2009 09:12 PM

Teach them how to swim....

giorgio · December 06, 2009

they would never allow something like this in the US !!!!

too many paranoid parents and lawyers.............


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