Health Care “Wartburg”, Utrecht

The human scale and wellbeing in and around the building are the main principles of the design. This is clearly reflected in the materials. In the new building there is extensive use of sustainable, natural materials, such as wood, glass and aluminium. Aluminium may not have a sustainable image, but it lasts a long time and it is reusable. It also comes back in the garden design, which has a organic character that matches the architectural design. The glass facade at the entrance gives the building an open, inviting, bright and spacious character and is an example of how the building and its surroundings complement each other. The floor plan €œembraces€ the old building.

Especially in the health-care branch increasingly is being tried to realize a €˜€™healing environment€™€™. An environment that encourages recovery. This building aims to achieve this within the design of the building by the use of natural materials and with a color scheme of warm and natural colors.
The combination of the old and the new Wartburg literally embraces the nursing home, ensuring a warm, safe feeling. The interior of the building is also designed by us, thus guaranteeing the relationship between exterior and interior. A concrete example of a healing environment within the new Wartburg is the use of dynamic lighting. This form of lighting, where the color and intensity of the lights approaches actual daylight, is placed in the common rooms on the psycho geriatric wards. Furthermore, a dynamic floor-heating system ensures a comfortable environment.

74 new service homes with area’s from: 65m² – 100m²