• Stine Kaasing Trolle Munk
  • Louise Stahlhut Nielsen
  • Rasa Zuzeviciute
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
The point of departure for this Master Thesis is a competition material from Aarhus Dementia and Brain Centre. This competition focus on creating homes for people with dementia in which they could thrive regardless of the condition. The proposal is to build 125 homes with good living and working conditions, indoor climate and low energy consumptions fulflling the building class 2020 with an energy frame on 20kWh/m2 year without renewable strategies. In Denmark, the elderly population has been increasing rapidly, and, consequently, the number of people with dementia has risen. Today around 90.000 Danes are living with dementia and the number of death has increased twice in the last ten years. Due to the lack of care homes built for people with Dementia, in most of the care homes residents that functions cognitively, are mixed with residents with different degrees of dementia. This has a huge impact on the resident’s well-being. Architecture is all around people in the physical world. It has a great infuence on changing peoples emotional and spatial surroundings. It can move people deeply and help them to experience the spatial surroundings in the best possible way when this is done in the fnest potential form. For this project, it was designed for people with dementia who directly react and respond to the design solution, as it is crucial for their health and medical condition. Therefore, medical-aca- demic research and publications where studied, in order to concentrate on human’s well- being. In this case, architecture should not be based on the architect’s need for aesthetic approval but on the human. With this project, it was therefore important for us to focus on the human relation to architecture.
Publication date25 May 2016
Number of pages173


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