This project mainly concerns the renovation and the expansion of the currently situated daycare centre which serves many mentally disables people and is also situated in a natural surrounding near Delft, in The Netherlands and was creating by Möhn + Bouman Architects.
The patients and their behavior are the major quality and sensory issues of this great building. The building also determines the emotional conditions and the ability for orientation of these people. The extension of this building is towards the natural garden and is also cladded with thatch like structures. The facades cannot be thatched with the natural environment, so they are treated in different ways.
The façade facing the public are clad with many silk screened glasses, which is based on a multiplied image of that thatch roof. There is also a central entrance area where the thatch façade with the pine wood facades are elasticized into the interior of the room which ends like a huge sky-light and looks like it is all over the reception desk.