Bridgwater | Somerset
59,360 sq ft care facility including 88 bedrooms
Casa Di Luso is a 5,515sqm care home which comprises; assisted living bedrooms, dementia care facility, ensuite assisted bathrooms, catering kitchen, lounges, a management office and ancillary plant rooms. The care home offers a combination of accommodation, supporting services, assistance and specialist healthcare that can be tailored and evolved to meet the individual needs of the residents.
The linear site and requirement for a large floor plate, meant that a contemporary design approach felt more appropriate as well as suiting the clients portfolio. The long elevation was visually broken by using a mixture of zinc, brick and render in dramatic forms which created a dynamic and exciting facade.
Externally, sensory landscaped gardens designed specifically for individuals living with dementia created a sensitive living environment, which working with the practical needs for access, car parking and offsite storm water attenuation and connections.
2017 Building Better Health Awards | Shortlisted for Best Dementia Development