078_Nursing Homes

As the baby boomers grow older, they increasingly need places to do so with grace. Sometimes this is a design solution that converts a home so the elderly can “age-in-place,” but often it means relocating to an assisted-living facility or nursing home. This expanding architectural field is open to many design innovations, from technologies and ways of making spaces feel like home, to finding new ways for residents to make communities in their new surroundings. These are the main goals of this project that integrates 26 basic housing units coupled with on-site support services like, among others, shared spaces, community kitchen and dining room and Medical Clinic.

Marcos Parga_PO2 Arquitectos / Year: 2013 / Location: Mosteiro, Lugo, Spain / Program: Supportive Housing / Type: Invited Competition. Runner-up / Client: Diputacion Provincial de Lugo / Size: 1.540m2