Nursing home Renovation and expansion scope: 14 500 brm² Oulu 2014

Renovation and expansion

Hiirosenkoti is a nursing home, owned by the city of Oulu and commissioned in 1954, for senior citizens requiring round-the-clock care and nursing. The oldest parts have been designed by the town architect of that time, Matti Heikura. These parts of the complex were renovated in the 1980s and the E building was constructed at the same time – designed by Arkkitehtuuritoimisto Uki Heikkinen Oy.

The premises needing renovation did not match present-day functional requirements. Also repairs in building service technology were inevitable for preserving the buildings. The usage of the site was redesigned for ensuring functionality and smooth passage in the courtyard.

The thorough renovation, completed in 2014, and A building expansion as well as the new part (H building) were implemented in three stages. The users of the renovated premises include elderly care rehabilitation, short-term and nursing wards, as well as food preparation kitchen. The enhanced service housing unit operates in the new building.

The architecture of the buildings follows the appearance and spirit of the original designs. The new buildings have also been designed in the 1950s style to ensure the consistency of the complex.