Project Duration
November 2015 - March 2016
Wouter Vanstiphout, Michelle Provoost, Mike Emmerik, JaapJan Berg, Stef Bogaerds, Hugo Corbett, Luc Willekens, Lena Knappers, Maya van der Lande, Sarah Revill, Dorris Derksen en Hedwig van der Linden
The office of the Chief Government Architect, The International New Town Institute, The municipality of Deventer, Humanitas Deventer, Magentazorg and Habion

In the autumn of 2016 we conducted a research and design project commissioned by the Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands (Rijksbouwmeester) as part of his program ‘Oog voor de buurt’. The topic was aging and healthcare in Dutch neighborhoods. Together with students of the architecture master track, two Design as Politics Alumni and the International New Town Institute, we took a closer look at two specific cases: elderly home Humanitas in Deventer and the assisted living facility ‘Buiten Zorg’ in Zuid-Scharwoude – a village in the province of North-Holland. This led to two reports, one for each area, in which we made recommendations and proposed design interventions for a better integration of healthcare in those neighborhoods – responding to the current and upcoming changes in the Dutch healthcare system which is aimed at living at home as long as possible. We also organized a symposium around this topic. Wanna know more? You can now find both reports below or on our issuu account (in Dutch only).

Study Humanis, Deventer

Study Buitenzorg, Zuid-Scharwoude