UNDER ONE ROOF
Design: Jason Slabbynck
The site is located in on the south border of the city Nieuwpoort. Most of the developments located in the surrounding streets have a high quality of architectural refinement. Multiple buildings have a strong identity and radiation with clear characteristics of Flemish renaissance style. The projected is aimed at designing apartments for elderly people.
How can we design buildings the bring elderly people together on the one hand but does not result in a loss of personal identity on the other hand. How can we incorporate this into a compact, efficient and sustainable building. The fear among elderly people can be big to end up in an anonymous ‘block’ and losing all connection with their own personal environment.
By merging singular houses with their own identity together into one ‘block’ and covering then with one roof we create a compact and efficient building who evokes a feeling of community but also of individuality at the same time.
Together under one roof.