Kinmen County Datung Home

The site is located on the Hui-min farm in Jinhu Township, Kinmen County. The design concept is to incorporate the regional culture with an aim to create a local caring environment.


The building is oriented south-east toward north-west, for better light and ventilation. The façade is designed on the basis of “one section four tentons” structure of common Kinmen residence in Fujian style – three open, spacious volumes, east-and-west symmetrical tentons and atrium. The design functions doubly as modern nursing home and traditional residence.


The spaces are planned to be caring units with 181 beds (including the dementia ward with 36 beds), rehab rooms, therapeutic gardens, etc, classified by purposes into different floors. A comfortable environment is created where disturbance from other patients is kept at a minimum. A nurse station is charted on every level to provide a most complete caring service. Also, walking paths, DIY gardens, Tai chi, folk dance zones are planned for the elderly. The open courtyard is like a village compound, merging with a wide view of the field and wetland.


Administration zone and nursing zone are connected by a corridor, which not only makes the nursing zone holistic and independent, but also facilitates support from the administrations.


Structural system:RC构造

Site area:21,600.22㎡

Building coverage:4,057.85㎡

Total floor area:8,739.87㎡

No. of stories:地下0 层、地上 3 层

Design period:2007年8月~2008年11月

Const. period:2009年5月

Awards: Public Construction Golden Quality Award for Architecture

Category: Continuing-Care Retirement Communities

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