• Care
  • Residential
  • Interior
  • Sustainability
  • New construction
  • Advice

BiermanHenket designed the new Laarstede building for residential care organisation Het Laar. The new building contains 67 apartments, 1 overnight room, 1 grand café, and 7 meeting rooms. The building has been designed sustainably in several respects: for example, the new building consists of a hybrid construction with, among other things, larix frame construction elements and CLT, it is flexible in structure, making it possible to rent out apartments without a care function at a later time, and the design makes optimum use of daylight

Stylish, vibrant, and well-maintained. These are the core values of residential care organisation Het Laar, which the employees propagate every day to make it a pleasant day for all residents. These core values have been included in the design for the extension. Het Laar is also characterised by a beautiful location in a park-like environment. The design of the new building makes optimum use of this: the location of Laarstede, at the end of the existing buildings, ensures that residents can live surrounded by the park.

  • Design: 2021
  • Client: Het Laar
  • Location: Tilburg
  • Delivery: 2024
Impressie tussenlid

Light and green will also be central to the interior. The connection from the old to the new building consists of an entrance as an intermediate space, equipped with transparent facades that offer a beautiful transition between the park and the interior. The grand café is also positioned in this entrance. This space can also be used for meetings and events. 

Laarstede is a residential care location for elderly people with dementia who require care. The building has a flexible design, which makes it possible to rent out the apartments without a care function at a later time. All apartments and meeting areas will have an outdoor space in which residents can go outside without any thresholds - with a view of the surrounding greenery. Orientation also plays a major role: meeting spaces are recognisably placed and make optimum use of the different qualities of daylight. This supports the residents' day and night rhythm in a natural way.

Aerial view

'The building has been designed sustainably 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 designed to be flexible in structure, making it possible to rent out apartments without a care function in the future and makes the design makes optimal use of daylight.'

3D impression Laarstede: Walk through the building and experience the different spaces of Laarstede

At the end of the corridors, which become wider at the end, experience areas have been set up. This widening also makes it possible to create a stepped side on one side of the corridor. Benches have been placed at the front doors, encouraging meetings in the hallway. Partly because of this, the circulation area of the building has been given the function of a living space.

Residents of Laarstede can move freely through the care building. The interior of Laarstede is designed with specific themes per floor in the form of color, prints and activities. This increases recognisability for residents with dementia.

Aerial view

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