The assisted-living dwellings are bright and friendly and built to ensure flexible, individualised interiors. The project was developed with a keen focus on ensuring cosiness and minimising the institutional character of the facility.
Project: Møllegården, Gladsaxe
Role: Lead consultant, architect and landscape architect
Size: DKK 88 million, 8,600 m²
Client: Gladsaxe Municipality
Lead architect: Curt Ølgod
Møllegården’s day centre, care dwellings and assisted-living dwellings were rebuilt and new buildings were added to achieve a better, more up-to-date housing environment, which minimises the institutionalised character of the facility.
The existing care dwellings and assisted-living dwellings are housed in a two-storey building, whose exterior physical framework was preserved during the rebuilding process. Three apartments were merged into two, where the centremost was rebuilt into a bathing room for persons with disabilities. The dwellings are bright and friendly and built to ensure flexible, individualised interiors. Ground-level apartments have access to a patio. Møllegården is also used as a day centre with a café and has rehabilitation and training facilities.
The existing assisted-living dwellings were fitted with new bathrooms for the disabled and extended out towards the facade to achieve larger, brighter and more up-to-date dwellings.
The entire existing climate envelope has been refurbished to improve its energy efficiency, and new outdoor areas have been established to optimise operations and accessibility.