Activity centre, BEO tuin (NL)
Day care glasshouse with experience gardens
|Place||Nootdorp, the Netherlands|
|Purpose||Meeting building, activity greenhouse, sensory activation space|
Beautiful glasshouse to interact with experience gardens
Craeyenburch in Ypenburgh is een township where mentally challenged people live. For them to socially interact, meet and perform sensorimotor stimulation activities, we built a glasshouse and gardens. The building opens towards the gardens and the sun. The feel is very spacious and comfortable, very appropriate for day care activities.
Meeting, experience, sensory stimulation and education
Aspects of 'building sustainable', the environmentally friendly and longlasting way of constructing are integrated in the plan by means of energy reduction, materialisation and use of passive solar energy.
"It is scientifically proven that glass constructions create a pleasant and healthy environment: light, air and being busy with green contribute positively to mental and physical health"
Jeroen Smiemans, director Smiemans Projecten
looking for an affordable and healthy building?
Advantages of a glass construction for care:
- A glass construction is sustainable and affordable;
- Daylight is healthy, the outside feeling, but then inside;
- The glass construction can be realized quickly and has low maintenance costs;
- The glasshouse is easily adaptable and can even be placed at a different location.