In 1996, the Dominican sisters had their old convent on Vlamingdam in Bruges inner city demolished and replaced by a new building. In 2011, the building was converted into an assisted living facility called Engelendale (Valley of Angels). Three years later, the number of living units was more than doubled from 40 to 96 in an expansion to an djacent property and work on the existing building.
Assisted living facility WZC Engelendale, Belgium © Gino Debruyne & Architecten
The meandering form of the building layout offers a promenade with ever-changing view of the inner courtyard.
The aesthetic of a building is based on the technical and design quality of the used building materials.