The existing Slingedael has been rehabilitated and evolved to a specialized Korsakov centre. The building layout is totally changed, however its main structural elements are remained. The building contains 14 groups of 8 private rooms together with their own living room. General functions are centred around the atrium in the middle of the diamond shaped building. Containing space for restaurant, physiotherapy and daytime activities. A new clear relationship in between the representation of the building, its new function and its surroundings is created. Within the existing façade structure changes in materials and colours gives the building its new face.The weathered panels in between the window frames are substituted by Zebrano wood decor. To cover more privacy olive yellow privacy screens of curved vertical aluminium tubes are added reflecting its natural surroundings.
Nursing home Slingedael was designed by Hans Treurniet and constructed in 1986-1988. It was designed for 150 psycho-geriatric clients, who were accommodated in 5 departments of 30 inhabitants, in bedrooms with one, two or four persons together. With reference to the new privacy legislation, accommodation in exclusively single bedrooms, a major conversion was necessary accompanied by a reduction in capacity of the building.