- 12 Care Rooms per 'pod'
- 6 'Pods' per facility
- 72 Occupants
ColladoCollins were engaged by Dissideo, a new entrant into the Care sector, to prepare concept designs for a small house care model which embraced its locality and forged connections between the older occupants and the surrounding community. Bringing forward a new Care offer in the UK is a challenging task, and the concept designs were used by Dissideo's founder to explain their innovative approach to end-of-life palliative care to potential backers who were struggling to understand the model of a more communal approach to Care Homes.
Conceived around the idea of a leaf, which integrates and interconnects at all scales from the cellular to the macro, the proposals create 'pods' of 12 rooms which share a communal domestic-scale kitchen and living space where care staff and residents act as if they were sharing a home. The pods are then interlinked for operational efficiency and connect to a cafe and multi-function rooms which are open to use by the wider community. Focused on creating meaningful connections between buildings and outdoor space, and between people, the concepts used to obtain funding and support to bring this type of scheme forward in the UK.