Krommenoord is a daycare unit and assisted-living for people with acquired brain injuries in the heart of the small village Krommenie. It serves a public function for the county and is deeply embedded in the social structure of the neighbourhood.
The goal of the architectural layout is to assemble independence for the assisted people, and to create a context that is safeguarding without losing sense of human scale. The day care unit operates as a covered street with an open view to avoid disorientation. Facilities – like a wood-workshop or a kitchen – can be opened for interaction and livelihood, or closed off for peace and quiet.
To enhance the sense of home and belonging, the houses are designed to operate as independent units. They have both a direct relation to an open courtyard as well as the surrounding village. The courtyard is created on top of the day care unit creates a safe and partly controlled environment without being intrusive to the privacy of the residents.
1200 m2 day care
KPO ontwikkeling BV.