The ‘Health Village’-concept as a remedy for ageing and population decline. Three design approaches were used to elaborate on the concept, at the initiative of the O-team (Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations).
This concept is substantively loaded with three spatial approaches: 1. vital core, 2. green belt Oostburg, 3. network city.
The health village focuses on elderly and the necessary recruitment of new residents. Tailored housing concept have been developed for these target groups.
There are opportunities in the landscape around Oostburg (green belt) to make the town healthier and more self-sufficient. Here there is room for an exercise and health park, renewable energy generation and food production. All developed from the community itself, so financial benefits flow back directly. This money is then invested in liveability and care.
Oostburg can be of great significance as a knowledge and service center for the surrounding region (network city). To this end, opportunities for physical (public transport), digital and social networks have been outlined. The three spatial approaches result in a boost for the entire community of Oostburg.
Type: design research
Client: O-team (Ministry of the Interior), Municipality of Sluis
Size: 10 km2
Status: research, study