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PATIENCE

PARALYSIS REHABILITATION CENTER

PLANTAGE MIDDELAAN

AMSTERDAM

NETHERLANDS

SITUATED on the Plantage Middelaan in East Amsterdam. Patience is designed for the stroke rehabilitation of people with varying degrees of hemiparesis,

From minor to severe, each patient’s aim is to improve in the 5 primary stroke effects through varying-pitched stairs, sloped surfaces and open exercise space. | Core | Balance | Grip | Legs | Arms |

This centre can be explored as a route; from the entrance to roof and apartments, movement becomes a part of daily routine for the residents.

 A studio apartments with a mezzanine level sit as a seperated block ontop of a red brick ground floor.

Here is a public-access swimming pool and spa to the East with more private medical and diagnostic areas to the West.

Both of these worlds intersect at the courtyard, where circulation orbits around a colonade, provoking motion and movement at the heart of the building.