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RCH AMANDINA

WZC Amandina Wuustwezel
RCH AMANDINA

Together with Ibens we converted the former convent into a residential care campus, which is operated by Amate.

The large neo-Gothic chapel was restored and is now used as a cafeteria and multi-purpose space. The former convent buildings were demolished and replaced with a newbuild. The authorities requested that the outer façades incorporate certain architectural features of the former convent.

The new L-shaped building is built at a right angle to the existing chapel, connecting with it. The 97 residential care rooms are located on the first, second and third floor respectively. The fourth floor can be used for assisted living flats. Floor to ceiling windows let in as much light as possible. All the day rooms have been fitted with therapy kitchens so the residents can participate as much as possible at mealtimes.

Sustainability was an important requirement. The rainwater is recovered as much as possible, the building is heated with natural gas in combination with drill holes and solar panels provide warm water for the sanitary facilities.

Reclassification of the Franciscan monastery into a residential care centre (97 WZC + 20 service flats)

Bredabaan
2990 Wuustwezel
BE
Amate NPO
Health
Achieved
2012
2014
9 775 m2
Design & Build contractor: Ibens JSC

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