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