DVA Rome

Still in the context of its own initiatives, the most innovative and demanding in many respects is the Villaggio Emanuele, a newly built residential structure in the Bufalotta area of Rome, by idea and initiative of the President, Prof. Avv. Emanuele, a village entirely conceived and dedicated to Alzheimer's patients, which faithfully reproduces, first in Italy, a positively experimented model in the Netherlands in a town near Amsterdam, Hogeweyk, to offer them, completely free of charge, an environment suitable for improving the quality of life of the people affected by the serious illness, a stimulating, safe and soothing environment, in which to reproduce as much as possible family styles and ways of life, in order to guarantee an alternative therapeutic approach to the traditional one, so as to preserve longer and effectively the residual cognitive abilities of each resident. 

Many different design materials are used. This “common” design is ideal for people with dementia. Artists from Weesp provide artwork for exhibitions at De Hogeweyk. Their paintings and statues are on display throughout the project. The design is based on the qualities of any historical grown town or village. These  are: squares, streets, gardens, buildings and water.  And how the design can add to the vision on care. The building design and structure are also suitable for residency by other target groups and private citizens. All homes have their own services (energy).
Project information
  • Client: Fondazione Roma-IT
  • Role DVA: Translation care vision into build environment together with Van Hal Adviespraktijk
  • User: Fondazione Roma
  • Location: Rome-IT
  • Design: Buro Kade, 's-Hertogenbosch-NL
  • Completion: 2018
  • # Units: 100
Natural outdoor living
Natural outdoor living Bufalotta, Rome
Terrace Bufalotta, Rome
Appartment for the elderly
Appartment for the elderly Bufalotta, Rome
Village centre
Village centre Bufalotta, Rome
Indoor living area
Indoor living area Bufalotta, Rome
Restaurant for the elderly
Restaurant for the elderly Bufalotta, Rome
Breakfast area
Breakfast area Bufalotta, Rome