Hospice Het Tweede Thuis / Marc Prosman Architecten
Textual content description offered by the architects. Hospice Tweede Thuis is situated in scenic Westerland close to de Waddenzee within the Netherlands. A spot that features tranquility and solace and the place individuals will be surrounded by their family members whereas getting skilled and voluntary care of their last part of life. Hospice additionally gives respite care as a help for casual caregivers.
Westerland, as soon as a part of Wieringen island, is characterised by the meandering Westerlanderweg that results in Amstelmeer. The place this highway curves northwest, there’s a stunning farmhouse. This farmhouse with blooming gardens, stately timber and a wide ranging view of the meadows and Amstelmeer serves as the center of Hospice Tweede Thuis.
Three new buildings have been constructed across the farmhouse paying homage to conventional barns. Two of them embrace particular person residences and within the heart of the courtyard there’s a distinctive ‘Farewell Home’. With their wood construction and refined end, the buildings mix seamlessly into the panorama and improve the genuine character of the farmyard. The design of the farewell home is paying homage to the previous hay barn, whereas the residences are a nod to the normal barns.
The prevailing farm stays the vigorous heart of the hospice. The middle contains widespread areas corresponding to the lounge, kitchen and a household room. By a light-weight and clear hall, there may be entry to 6 residential residences offering a powerful view of the encompassing panorama.
The ‘Farewell Home’ is formed like a haystack and serves as a contemplative house for reflection and farewell. The bottom flooring gives a gathering place with a pantry and wardrobe. The elevated auditorium, designed for peace and reflection, presents an imposing panoramic view, superb for moments of silence and farewell.