A MODEL FOR ELDERLY LIVING TODAY
"The environment in which we inhabit, shapes the way we live our lives from, childhood till old age, and encourages or discourages how we interact and build community with those around us.
The godshuizen of Bruges offer a strikingly beautiful example of homes designed for the elderly and final years of life."
watch this 3 part video series
Part 1 introduces the concept of ‘home’ and its significance for the well-being of elderly - and the godshuis of Bruges as a visionary development model of elderly homes today.
Part 2 explores the history of the urban form of the godshuis and looks at why it was never built in the America.
Part 3 introduces the first godshuis development ever to be built in the United States - bringing the historic godshuis into the 21st century and creating a home for our elderly today