Cavent Foundation is an organization that offers help, guidance and support to people with an (intellectual) disability from a Protestant-Christian basis.
In this cluster of 8 typical single-family houses, the single-room apartments have been converted into ten small flats. At the same time, several functions are accommodated in a centrally located new wing (kitchen, dining room and offices).
This gap between the office and the dining room for residents is used intensively as a smoking room. This space is crucial as it connects the two gardens behind the two residential blocks. Whereas previously, it was still individual gardens, after the renovation, a garden design was created so that all gardens serve as a communal park.
Ground floor and first floor, old
Ground floor and first floor, new
We have made a colour design for the corridors and central spaces in this project. For orientation, the walls of the two identical stairwells are painted in a different colour scheme. These striking colours give atmosphere and direction to the spaces mainly illuminated by artificial light.
The front doors of the apartments are implemented in two different wood structures. The residents can express their personalities on the bulletin boards next to the door. The bulletin boards are still empty in these photos.
We have made many colour designs for the refurbished apartments from which the residents could choose if they wanted. When the flats were ready, the walls were painted, and the curtains were there!
In the office of the staff, we have a closet where the files of the clients are kept not only with a lock but also with a striking orange colour. Literally and figuratively, the residents are central to the organisation!