Replacing new construction Bartiméus 't Sand officially opened

  1. quality of life
  2. well-being
  3. empathy

On Saturday October 12th, the new residences at Bartiméus-location 't Sand were officially opened under great interest. Jopie Nooren (chairman of the board of directors), Joeke van der Mei (directeur Bartiméus Fonds) and three residents unveiled a plaque together. In phase three, four residential buildings for 64 residents with multiple disabilities were built at De Brink in Doorn this year. The KlaassenGroep realised the new accommodations, each consisting of two groups of eight studios with a shared living room. IAA Architecten has been involved in the construction projects on the Bartiméus grounds for 15 years. Since 2005, appartments have been built for users with various disabilities, as well as utility buildings such as a swimming pool and a school. In addition, designs have been made for urban planning and landscape.


The residents of Bartiméus 't Sand, in addition to a visual impairment residents also have additional disabilities. Often, it concerns a moderate to very serious mental disability, behavioural problems or physical limitations. Bartiméus offers them customised living space and specialist guidance: small-scale living facilities with specific facilities in the immediate vicinity so that the residents can live a life just like at home. After all, small-scale living is convenient for the residents and provides peace and quiet.

The environment is recognisable and accessible to residents through the use of optimal lighting conditions, colour contrasts in the layout, tactile information, a conscious sound environment and a logical layout of the spaces. Unexpected and risky situations are avoided. Residents feel safe and comfortable in this environment and are encouraged to carry out activities independently.

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