Residential care location Laarstede completed

Residential care location Laarstede completed

The doors of Laarstede, the new and stylish residential care location of Het Laar, are open! The residents of Laarstede have the keys to their new apartment and will start using the attractive meeting rooms and spacious corridors. This new milestone was celebrated with a joint toast Friday the 15th of March.

Laarstede, designed by BiermanHenket and realized by Heerkens van Bavel Bouw, is the fourth residential care location of Het Laar in Tilburg. Laarstede is a stylish residential care building with 67 apartments for the elderly whose care needs are increasing in complexity due to cognitive limitations such as dementia. The fully-fledged independent residential apartments in Laarstede are ideal for residents to live in complete privacy.

In addition to the apartments, the new building contains 1 grand café and 7 meeting rooms. Eirik Hofste op Bruinink, BiermanHenket project lead: “The building is sustainably designed in several respects: for example, the construction of the grand café and a number of meeting spaces is made of laminated larch, the new building is flexible in structure, making it possible to to rent out apartments without a care function and the design makes optimal use of daylight.

Laarstede is in line with the transition task in society: residents have their own control for as long as possible and are initially supported by their loved ones.

“We are proud of Laarstede; the new addition to our residential and care offering. At Het Laar we provide a pleasant day for all people. From vital elderly people to residents with intensive care needs and everything in between. In this residential care location we support independent living and offer the much-valued proximity. Laarstede offers all conveniences and comfort for people with a mild form of dementia.”

Lonneke de Haan, Board of directors het Laar
Lounge corner in one of the meeting areas
Meetings are encouraged through the benches in the corridors

Details matter
The choices for the interior design have been made with care. Joris Truijen, sector manager of housing in Laar: “Laarstede must suit the people who will live there. All choices, from curtains to furniture, were made in consultation with a residents' group. We spoke to an interior designer, occupational therapist and dementia consultant. Which chair fits best, which wallpaper gives residents the right stimuli?

Residents of Laarstede can move freely through the care building. Emma van Eijkeren, interior architect BiermanHenket: “The interior of Laarstede is designed with specific themes per floor in the form of color, prints and activities. This increases recognizability for residents with dementia.

The new residents will move into their apartments in the next months. Towards the summer, when Laarstede is fully operational, we will show in more detail via a photo report how our design solutions have been realized in practice.

The opening of the building together with the future resident
Entrance Laarstede
More information on Laarstede? Find it on the projectpage