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Margi Park concept design: Nursing home for seniors and EU-standards

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Author(s): Dietrich Wolfgang Christ | Stanković Danica

Journal: Facta Universitatis - series : Architecture and Civil Engineering
ISSN 0354-4605

Volume: 8;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 389;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: elderly | bridge of Generation | environment | standards and norms

ABSTRACT
The physical environment has a great potential for supporting resident's residual way-finding abilities. Until now little systematic research has been carried out to identify supportive architectural characteristics. The architectural structure of the buildings and the impact of the different architectural characteristics was also analyzed. Results show that people with advancing dementia are increasingly dependent on a compensating environment. Our experience in design of contemporary homes and its environment for elderly persons is an example how the young generation can remain an integral part of the elderly peoples lives. Any Cooperation between Serbia and Germany is to be in accordance with European Standards and Norms.
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