The world is in the palm of our hand thanks to technological and digital developments of the past two decades. Fast internet, new devices and applications have made us more self-reliant and give us more instant control of our own lives. This also goes for healthcare, a field in which the development of new tools and systems has taken a rapid pace. New products and services assist medical professionals and simplify the lives of clients and patients, enabling them to live their lives more independently.
This trend has a large impact on the vision of today’s leaders on healthcare. How can we implement care in a different way? How can we ensure that people who remain dependent on others in relation to their health, become and remain able to cope independently? The faster the pace of these developments, the larger the gap becomes between vision and spatial design. Time has come to critically review the way we spatially organize care.
Dichterbij Velp is a Dutch healthcare organization that provides care for mentally disabled children and adults, for their parents and their network. Dichterbij Velp is looking for a new design for their terrain, with an innovative concept that offers space for living, day care activities and leisure that fits the needs of its clients and employees.
How can the spatial quality and the architectural layout of Dichterbij Velp contribute to a normal life for clients and a pleasant place to work for employees? How can a redeveloped area fuel sustainable connections with the nearby village of Velp and stimulate social integration?
1st Prize:€ 1,500
2nd Prize: € 400
3rd Prize:€ 300
Our aim is to let the winners participate in the realization of the project.