Senior Center Jurablick, Hindelbank BE

Contemporary architecture for individuality in old age

The new seniors centre, "Jurablick", was opened in the centre of the village of Hindelbank in 2012, in the middle of a lovingly landscaped garden with tall trees and hedges.

The seniors centre combines living with nursing care. The main building A contains the administration, the public restaurant and the dementia department. The large sun terrace faces south. A bright atrium with its alcoves and seating areas tempts residents to linger and chat. House B contains 33 apartments for the elderly with 1 ½ to 3 rooms per apartment. All of them reflect current knowledge of how to design "architecture for old age".

The underground car park with 33 parking spaces unites the entire area.

Year 2012
Contact person Christoph Arpagaus
Client Invisio AG
Architect/General planner Itten+Brechbühl AG
Planning 2010-2011
Start of construction 2011
Start of operation 2012
Floor area 1900 m2
Construction volume 19 000 m3
Home 30 rooms, including
10 for dementia patients
12 apartments
Residential building 21 apartments
Parking spaces 31
Photo Philipp Zinniker, Berne