‘Care for Life’, the client, has developed an innovative vision regarding living and care in modern society. The development of a residential care campus in Velm, Limburg is their pilot project. The idea of living and caring flowing seamlessly into each other is spatially translated in the masterplan for the site.
The masterplan reiterates the central position of the existing castle complex, which acts as a beacon in the surrounding landscape. The historical castle and the boarding school wing have been renovated in the first phase of this two-phase project, alongside the generation of a Grand Café (“‘t Hof van Halingen”) 8 bed & breakfast rooms, 38 care rooms, 41 care flats and 6 care houses.
Additional features also include a central reception area and lobby, with room for general administration and services such as a convenience store, swimming pool and gym, physiotherapy, medical and consultation rooms, laundry facilities and a barbershop. The inner courtyard will function as a meeting place for the residents of both the campus and the town of Velm
In phase two – currently in design – 84 care bedrooms, 25 care flats and 5 care houses will be constructed alongside childcare facilities, a multipurpose venue, a central kitchen and staff areas.