Who was involved?
Choice Care Group / Alessandro Caruso Architects (ACA)
ACA designed a contemporary care home in Fishbourne for Choice Care Group. The brief was to design high-quality residential care services for people with complex needs such as learning disabilities, autism, and mental health disorders.
A significant challenge ACA addressed with the design was the incorporation of healthcare facilities within a homelike setting, to benefit the well-being and on-going recovery for residents, where they would feel at home. The layout of the contemporary care home supports individuals in a variety of ways. Spaces designed offer communal areas and self-contained apartments. Carefully designed gardens encourage sensory experiences and communal interactions for the residents, staff and visitors. Also, the selection of materials inside the contemporary care home significantly helps individuals with an association to their homes.
Thus, with the aim of achieving a holistic therapeutic environment within a contemporary home, ACA delivered a design which offers independence, comfort and assistance with way-finding.