FARMSTEAD DE HULST, OTERLEEK
FARO was asked by Warm Thuis and Bouwcompagnie to design assisted living groups for elderly with Alzheimer. On an existing farmstead, we designed three new barn-like structures in which the groups will be housed. The characteristic existing farmhouse and two existing barns will be integrated into the plan.
Inspired by the vision of Warm Thuis to provide small scale care, we designed modern groups for six residents in the familiar style of a farmhouse on a farmyard. The design is based on the black barn with its distinct silhouette. White details on the facades refer to the archetypical barns of the past. The volumes have cut-outs for sheltered outdoor spaces and entrances. The plan has additional quality due to its sustainable water use.