ASSISTED LIVING IN A WORLD HERITAGE SITE
At Luxembourg CIPA – Op der Rhum, senior citizens live in a unique historic ambience, together with 15 contract furniture series made by Brunner.
Since early 2014, 220 Luxembourg senior citizens are spending their retirement inside a UNESCO World Heritage Site: during seven years of construction, the historic fortress with its senior citizens’ living quarters located at the Plateau du Rham above the city was profoundly reconstructed. In terms of furnishings, the operators decided in favour of Brunner and its competence in the care sector, selecting 15 different contract furniture series.
The Plateau du Rham in the city of Luxembourg is a historic site: the former fortress with its barracks housed soldiers for more than 200 years before being converted to civilian use in 1884. This was the starting point for serving as a home for orphans, homeless and handicapped people and senior citizens as well as a nursing home. Since 1991, it has been state-run and has been part of the Servior group since 1999.
In 1994, the UNESCO listed the fortress as a World Heritage Site. But several of the aging buildings had to be closed successively, until in 2007, comprehensive restoration and modernisation work began under the aegis of architect Romain Schmiz.
Brunner scores in terms of design and high hygienic standards After seven years of construction time, a unique housing complex for 220 senior citizens has been created featuring a splendid panoramic view. Historic façades have been preserved, old and new elements have been cleverly combined. In the different buildings grouped around an inner courtyard with centennial linden trees and linked by an underground passage, the rooms, apartments and studios offer room for individual ways to spend one’s retirement.
Just as varied are the demands and requirements the furniture has to comply with: Brunner convinced the awarding authority with a proven track record in care. “High-quality and cosy design combined with high hygienic standards – that’s what convinced Servior”, says Christine Bürgin, Regional Sales Head of Brunner GmbH.
15 series made by Brunner deployed in the senior citizen residence Op der Rhum With a total of 15 different series – first and foremost the two series window and sonato, specifically developed for the care sector – Brunner is now represented in the senior citizen residence Op der Rhum. The contract furniture made by the manufacturer from Rheinau/Baden (Germany) perfectly fulfils the various user requirements. A further plus: inside the buildings, only oak wood is used, and Brunner was able to deliver many of the furniture series in an oak wood version.