Nord Architects has developed the Alzheimer's Village in Dax, France.
The Alzheimer’s Village is a home for people living with dementia, a research facility and an open community space.
It's a unique renewal of the care home typology and the very first of its kind in France, designed to create a sense of well-being for residents, relatives and healthcare professionals working there.
"There is currently no medical cure for dementia, but research indicates that elements in the physical environment can have a positive effect on symptoms," said Nord Architects.
The design was inspired by the local architectural style and tradition and is adapted to the site.
Studio: Nord Architects
Project: Alzheimer's Village
Credits: Champagnat & Gregoire