Antwerp's OCMW has formulated a strategic care policy which focuses upon residential and care facilities for the elderly in the district whereby homecare and residential services are attuned to one another. The ambition is to make each district 'lifetime durable' through the provision of a large variety of care forms ('care continuum') and integrated as far as possible into a single site ('residential and care centres'). In order to realise this ambition, an expansion of existing capacity is needed in certain districts, and in other districts relocation is required.
The Sint-Anna rest and care home (Floraliënlaan) is located in the south-west of the Nieuw Kwartier district in Berchem and is in urgent need of renovation in order to raise residential comfort levels since it does not meet the applicable standards (small rooms without bathroom facilities). In accordance with our strategic care plan, it has been decided to reduce the existing capacity of this institution (from the current capacity of 408 recognised residential units to around 180) and to replace it with additional non- and semi-residential forms of care. The site also has ample room for a local service centre, places for day-care and short-stay accommodation and service flats. There is also the possibility of building service flats alongside Prins Boudewijnlaan on the adjoining Middelheim site (located in the Antwerp district, right next to the border with the Nieuw Kwartier district).
With this new residential-care centre, the OCMW Antwerp is primarily targeting those residents of the southern and eastern parts of the Nieuw Kwartier district and a nearby part of the district of Wilrijk. In this initiative, the OCMW Antwerp is also targeting the neighbourhood in which it is located. Whereas the current rest and care home is somewhat hemmed in and has no relationship with the neighbourhood and its residents, the OCMW wants to open up the residential and care centre to the neighbourhood. The inhabitants of the service flats, volunteer carers and certainly the local service centre and its users will be able to bring about a dynamic between this care centre and the local neighbourhood. The OCMW is not opting for a separate campus, but instead an 'integrated' one for the elderly, one that forms an architectural whole with the wider surrounding area.
Research will also be carried out into whether an inter-generational project can be established with other care providers in the district and whether joint ventures with other neighbourhood-focused initiatives can be developed.
The present brief includes the drawing up of a master-plan for this district to form the basis for the concrete realisation of this vision. The master-plan will aim for a district-orientated fulfilment of the brief and determine the sub-division of the stages of implementation.
The brief includes the drawing up of the strategic master-plan for care in the district. At a subsequent stage and following approval, the master-plan will be translated into a number of implementation-orientated projects. The design team may be eligible to take on part of the project itself, depending upon the design and the available budget.
After this strategic care plan has been delivered, the client may decide to allocate all or part of the briefs for the realisation of the buildings and/or open space provided for in the strategic care plan, without any additional competition, to the design team that drew up the plan. The client is not obliged to do so, however. He may also decide to allocate the subsequent briefs to third parties, but then there must be a new tendering process. In this case the creator of the strategic care plan will be given the task of supervisor. If the strategic care plan does not lead to any further work, its creator is not entitled to any damages.
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Full design brief for drawing up a strategic master-plan for care in the Berchem Nieuw Kwartier district, Antwerp OCMW
- CONIX RDBM ARCHITECTS
- Van Belle & Medina architects
- Verdickt & Verdickt architecten
area around the Sint-Anna rest and care home, including Floraliënlaan, Berchem
- Selectievergadering: 7 Jul 2009
- Eerste briefing: 29 Oct 2009
- Tweede briefing: 27 Nov 2009
- Indienen: 4 Mar 2010
- Jury: 9 Mar 2010
- Award: 28 Apr 2010
Kris Van Honsté
prijsvraag voor ontwerpen met gunning via onderhandelingsprocedure zonder bekendmaking.
External jury member
Adinda Van Geystelen
dependent upon the master-plan (excl. VAT) (excl. Fees)
€5000 (excl. VAT) per prizewinner