Redevelopment home for the elderly, mont de l'enclus

13 apartments

The project involves the redevelopment of a disused home for the elderly from 40 rooms to 13 apartments. The garden that takes up approximately 1 hectare is turned into a communal garden, with small private terraces planned to acts as tiny islands around the park. These are to be embedded in such a way that they are geared to the organic quality of the treed slopes of Kluisbos. Putting in small private sections allows future residents to use the communal park ┬áin harmony. ‘Privatising’ small enclaves within a larger collective whole avoids the kind of social tensions that occur on occasion when grounds are open to shared use.