Yesterday, state secretary Van Rijn announced that NOHNIK, in collaboration with Tim Burmanje(Stad2) and Willem Bossers (BeweegStrateeg), has been selected as one of the winners of the first round of the competition ‘WHO CARES’. The competition focuses on new concepts of living and health-care in the Netherlands. Our entry Care2Share focused on the Oosterparkwijk neighbourhood in the northern city of Groningen and was selected out of a total of 174 entries. Care2share aims to let people with care needs stay longer in their own house and at the same time creates new living space for new inhabitants.

In the second round of the competition the concept will be developed further with different stakeholders. The competition is initiated by the ministries of Health, Welfare and Sports, the ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Humanitas Association, the Central Government Real Estate Agency and Chief Governmental Architect, the municipalities of Rotterdam, Sittar-Geleen, Almere and Groningen and the province of Limburg.

More information on the competition and our entry can be found on this website (Dutch only): www.prijsvraagwhocares.nl