“The developer, Ailecon Oy and their team are quite committed to integrating sustainable features to the greatest extent possible,” commented Carlson. “It’s always a pleasure to work with clients that are already convinced green building design is the right approach.” The team is so interested in quality sustainable design and best practices in senior housing, that they toured several area facilities with Carlson earlier this year.
Paloheinan Hoivakoti will become a 34-bed, 18,000-square-foot nursing home. Haroma & Partners, the Helsinki architects for the project, anticipate it will be completed in March of 2016.
CSA provided a concept design for the project. This included creating bubble diagrams to show relationships and adjacencies of the elements decided upon in the Facility Program.
CSA also provided presentation graphics, which portray the character of the project using images from other projects of similar type and style. The goal of this presentation was to give an impression on the product/project and its feeling and image. The concept images will be included in the business plan report being created by the developer.
The facility will be 5-6 stories in height. The project is approximately 100,000-150,000 square feet. It will have 100-150 units which we be a mix of 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units in the 600-800 square foot range each.
Housing will include senior independent living apartments and Assisted Living & Skilled Nursing. The skilled nursing would include approximately 30 beds and be approximately 12,000 square feet in area.