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.
|Contact person||Christoph Arpagaus|
|Architect/General planner||Itten+Brechbühl AG|
|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
|Residential building||21 apartments|
|Photo||Philipp Zinniker, Berne|