Care home Het Gastenhuis Warmond
In Warmond, the former Sint Liduina monastery has been converted into a Gastenhuis. The development contained not one but two Gastenhuizen. A total of 40 care apartments have been realized.
The two Gastenhuizen come together in the middle in a shared space. The non-original extension at the front, and the wing added at the rear have been demolished. This giving the building its original, symmetrical shape. The sacral chapel has remained intact. Seven apartments have been realized over 3 floors in the chapel. The choir of the chapel has been preserved and is used as a library and a quiet room.
A Gastenhuis is a small-scale care formula for people with dementia. A Gastenhuis allows people to live at home for as long as possible by offering personal care in their own home.
When living at home is no longer possible, people in need of care are given a new home in one of the locations of the care organisation. Every Gastenhuis is managed by a care couple. In this case, the double Gastenhuis is also managed by a single care couple. They are responsible for all care provided in and from their home. The atmosphere is warm and homey.
When people still live at home, they can go here for various activities. Because they spend some time here and get to know the people, a final move to the Gastenhuis does not have to be that radical anymore.
architect: Arnoud Olie / client: Amvest / completion: 2019