Domus Hyperion Nursing Home for Alzheimer Patients, Arogno TI
Nestling in the countryside above Lake Lugano
Arogno lies in a beautiful setting high above the lake. Here the Fondazione Tusculum is building a new nursing home for patients with Alzheimer's which will complement the existing buildings.
With its prism-shaped outline, the building blends harmoniously with its surroundings. The four-storey building is built into the slope. For example, a path in the greenery leads to the highly distinctive main entrance. Then come the closed areas which are intended for complex cases. Great importance is attached to creating the maximum level of orientation by means of the colour concept and the use of architectural and acoustic elements.
The location and design of the building automatically mean that all the rooms receive a lot of light and that they offer wide, calming views of nature.
|Contact person||Simone Medici|
|Client||Fondazione Tusculum Arogno|
|Architect /general planner||Itten+Brechbühl AG|
|Planning||Orsi & Associati, Itten+Brechbühl AG|
|Start of construction||2015|
|Start of operations||2018|
|Floor space||ca. 3315 m2|
|Construction volume||ca. 11 000 m3|
|Photos||Marcelo Villada Ortiz|