In the north of Bruges, close to the Sint-Pietersplas, Mintus have installed a new residential care facility. It is the new address of, amongst others, the residents of the care facility Minnewater and the seniors most in need in the North of Bruges. Apart from the construction of a new residential care centre, a day care centre, a nursery and an afterschool childcare centre was built. The new complex hosts the most modern and the biggest residential care centre in Bruges and is located between the Sint-Pietersmolenstraat and the Blankenbergse Dijk.
Bopro was responsible for the appointment of the design team, project management, cost management and safety coordination for the new construction.
Mintus-president Pablo Annys: “We invest in a collective residential concept tailored to the resident, the visitor and the healthcare provider. Qualitative care is our main focus, but we also pay attention to the experience.”
Sustainability in this project is a main concept, and that from an architectural point of view but also in a broader sense: on the level of the site and the use of the building. This futureproof development is indeed characterised by an optimal water management, an efficient energy consumption, renewable energy and ecological materials. The architectural experience, the social cohesion, local economy and an optimal water management system go hand in hand.
The design, made by Gino Debruyne architects, takes into account the surrounding nature and integrates as much natural light as possible in this building. It’s important that the residents can enjoy both light and nature. All facilities are fully custom designed for the senior in need and furthermore the comfort of the user has a central place thanks to an optimal management of the temperature and the use of the finest materials. These of course have been selected always with sustainability in mind.
Infrastructure works were completed fall 2019 with the mission to foresee an access road for the future health care centre. At the same time the construction of this new campus was started. At the moment the main contractor Vanderstraetebouw nv has started too. The opening of the new residential care complex is provided mid-2023. The historical building which currently houses the WZC Minnewater will, after the move, get an appropriate destination.
The residential care centre will be a new home for 232 residents with a care profile and the day care centre will have a capacity of 30 persons.
Mintus is the Bruges care association with services as a healthcare provider, in care support and leisure activities. Mintus assembles health care services of the OCMW with the focus on more comfort. The health care association clusters the services and tasks in the context of (senior) health care.
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