Worthy elder care
Life at Sølund should incorporate the qualities of the
residents' previous homes in a new retirement community based on
worthiness and well-being, safety and social relations.
Uninstitutional dwellings, attractive, bright spaces and terraces
in luxuriant, green outdoor spaces are key objectives.
An elderly home is a home. The residents live there 365
days a year and many residents are not able to get around much.
This calls for homely spaces and meaningful activities.
The garden spaces provide the opportunity for simple activities
that do now require preparation. Thus, the recreational environment
is continued in the outdoor space, which does not pose any
requirements on the users. Some residents walk a lot and need a
reason to stop and explore; others are not able to walk very far
and need inspiration even on a short stroll. Thus, the proposal
introduces a varied selection of outdoor spaces, both in direct
connection to the building and in the garden - a wide range of
recreational areas as well as large and small terraces with varied
degrees of sun and shade, views and sensuous stimuli.
Sølund offers room for the individual, while at the same time
offering a variety of activities that stimulate body and soul and
help the residents to maintain and perhaps regain skills. Sølund
offers a worthy transition from being self-reliant to gradually
becoming more in need of care.