Kitchenettes for Ingrid Leodolter house
A nursing home for the elderly exuding freshness and brightness. With shapes best suited for nursing and hygiene requirements. At the nursing home Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, the new home for elderly people in need of care in Vienna, design demonstrates with airiness and cheerfulness that it is able to create the right atmosphere. A new home with novel, flowing shapes was created with counters and kitchenettes made from Corian®.
Corian: homogeneous & jointless
A novel look adorns the new building of the Ingrid Leodolter house. The given architectural design line was to be stringently continued by the furniture and through the use of forms and surface feels. The architect Lisa Zentner has contrasted the »bright colours of the rooms, floors and walls with the colour Glacier White. It was also clear that we wanted to implement the flowing, pulsating shapes with a jointless material. The premium material Corian with its homogeneous and imporous surface is particularly suited for this and also meets the hygiene requirements placed on these elements.«
Solid surface materials like Corian are particularly hygienic for healthcare.
Thermal shaping to achieve a special use of forms
The project was entirely implemented by the joinery Gangl from Rauchenwarth/Austria. This comprehensive project was realised together with the Hasenkopf Industrie Manufaktur. The overall package comprised counters, small and curved, for the nursing support points, six large kitchenettes, worktops, counter shelves and counter fronts. The special feature of this project was on the one hand the thermal, elliptic shape of the counters and the accuracy of fit of all parts. On the other hand, Hasenkopf had to manufacture and deliver small parts, because the access possibilities only permitted small formats to be used during transport and installation. During the project time from August 2014 to January 2015, a new atmosphere that sets an example as far as form, function and variety are concerned, was created for the elderly people in need of care, the nursing staff and the team of doctors at the Ingrid Leodolter house in Vienna.
Photos: © Lisa Zentner Architektur ZT GmbH / Michaela Tubikanec