NTUC HEALTH (LAKESIDE) - NURSING HOME,
The nursing home is imagined as a home in a verdant garden. Its chalet inspired façade blends into its urban context, while the lush greenery within its compound provides positive environment stimuli for the residents. The pitched roof, eaves and planters serve as weather protection and as safety features, while a host of activity spaces were incorporated for the residents and users.
Strategic walls were designed to be porous enabling cross ventilation while still affording its residents a sense of privacy. Each zone is clearly defined using dementia-friendly wayfinding strategies which include demarcation through different colours and graphics, empowering the elderly and giving them autonomy of movement.