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Prototype old peoples' nursing home competition

With the help of a pre-operating study for a new nursing home, solutions were to be found to remedy the conflict between rising demands on the standard of living and medical care and financing.


Pleased inhabitants

GUS handled the study as follows:
Phase I: Evaluation of selected facilities and derivation of detailed requirements
Phase II: Organisation of an Europe-wide architectural design competition for four locations with different profiles
Phase III: Expert site supervision of realisation
Results proved that is possible to achieve good quality with a limited budget.

Basic data

Period of work: 1995 to 2003
Client: BMFSFJ (Fed. Ministry
for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth)
Cooperation: Social Design, Stuttgart


Competition management
Preliminary evaluation
Design consultancy
Project management
Final report