Friendship Village of Dublin Nursing Wing Addition
The Nursing Home Renovation and Addition is part of the CCRC in Dublin, Ohio. The original Friendship Village of Dublin, constructed in 1978, included a 60 bed medical model nursing unit. The exterior of the building exhibited a flat roof with rows of windows typical of the institution style of nursing homes of that vintage. Resident accommodations in the interior consisted of three long corridors primarily of semi-private rooms with side-by-side beds.
The goals of the project were to allow for segregation of residents with various care needs by clustering, improving the residential character of the facility and the privacy of the residents, space limitations on the site allowed two small additions to the building. Two resident rooms from each of wings were converted to common living spaces to break-up the corridor and to provide decentralized living and support spaces for the residents and staff. The eight beds were replaced with two private and three semi-private rooms with separate living spaces for each person. The south wing/cluster was designed to accommodate residents with dementia or other special care needs. This self sustaining cluster includes a family kitchen, staff office, utility, linen rooms and two separate living areas suitable for neighborhood dining. An aviary located in the living area provides an alternative focal point for the residents. Outside activities in a secure private garden are reached by a porch leading from the living area.
The pitched roof massings of the addition were placed in front of the old flat roof building to give the exterior a more residential form and character A mansard roof was added to the remaining areas to further connect the project to the surrounding residential community.
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