Taking care of the Mikado-terrain

Dichterbij (a Dutch care institution that supports children and adults with intellectual disabilities) is looking for a new design for the Mikado site. Where formerly the care institution cared for about a hundred clients under intensive care, the number has now dropped to under fifty. A variety of influencing factors in the healthcare field, the relocation of residents, and the increasing age of clients, are making the building more difficult to fill. In addition, the buildings have aged and no longer satisfy the residents’ needs, resulting in a preference for placing clients at other locations.

The requirement for this location is as follows: to create a design that will accommodate long-term care. The basis of the design should be healthcare 2.0, also allowing space for other functions, and not a standard healthcare concept. One is free to interpret the healthcare 2.0 concept in one’s own way, with virtually everything being acceptable. But take care! The location is in the middle of a residential area and the residents place a high level of importance on the quality of life in the village. We want to guarantee the quality of life, which means that the new design should complement its environment. So take care with the design and design with care!






1500 €

+ Chance to work with us on the project.

400 €

300 €

Process of Carefully Designed Competition

All the awarded proposals will be published on social networks. All the finalist proposals will be published on www.phidias-cooking.com

If you have a great idea, don’t hesitate and participate the competition! When your registration and payment is complete all downloads will be available and you can upload your proposal.

All downloads exist out; a DWG of the area, relevant pictures, a few functional maps and aerial pictures. This is to help you make the best proposal! Join us and show us your best idea’s!

Pricing Registration

€ 40 Early Bird

€ 50 Standard

€ 60 Late

From 04 JUL till 11 SEP

From 12 SEP till 02 OCT

From 03 OCT till 17 OCT


17 OCT

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