The Deaconess Foundation

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In the winter of 2011 / spring 2012 The Deaconess Foundation held an open parallel competition called  Development Plan 2020.

After prequalification, where 26 well-qualified teams participated, four teams were selected  to participate in the contest.

The teams were: Team Juul/Frost, Team Vandkunsten, Team Ensemble (Cubo Architects), Team Erik Møller Architect and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architecs.

Nikolaj Bebe participated as a member of the Erik Møller and Vilhelm Lauritzen team as an employee of Signal Architects.

Nikolaj Bebe´s main role was to advise on how to save square meters, optimize learning spaces and environments and help with design principles, as well as handle the user-involvement process.

The Deaconess Foundation wants to change from mainly being a great institutional environment to be a place that primarily appears as an inspiring living environment that offers a variety of activities held together by a common cultural / church foundation. The aim is to house different groups, facilities for health, service, care and education programs as well as volunteer activities. But first and foremost a varied life in historic and modern buildings.The idea behind this character change is not least to show how future housing and care services for seniors and elderly can function.

Go here to learn more about the project (in Danish only)…