Over the last two years, Planforum Arkitekter have been creating a village for people with dementia. It is based on
a pilot project in Holland at Hogeweyk. The Norwegian equivalent is located at Dønskiveien 39-47, 20 minutes outside Oslo. “Planforum have developed the draft for the project and conceptualised it into a detailed sketch scheme,’’ explains Ingeborg Lieth Årøe, partner and architect at the firm. This village will enable patients suffering from dementia to maintain ownership of their own lives and routines, by having the freedom to walk around the village unsupervised.
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