Residential care centre, assisted living residences
Project description
Restoration, expansion and repurposing contract

The former Lemaire sanatorium is located in Overijse near Brussels. Built in 1936–7 as a tuberculosis sanatorium for 150 male patients, the building was used as a hospital until 1987. The complex and its outbuildings were recently declared a World Heritage Site and have been protected as a monument since 1993.

NV Tombeekheyde acquired the complex in 2008. The original idea of a care function in this special place has been maintained through the development of a retirement and nursing home in the main building. The plans include, apart from retirement and nursing rooms, assisted living residences, support functions, a restaurant open to the public and a witness room to recall life in the sanatorium.

Project details
  • Client: Tombeekheyde N.V.
  • Completion date: 2016
  • Location (street)/country: Overijse (Waversesteenweg)/Belgium
  • Status: Realized
  • Floor area: 16.000 m² restoration, 6.500 m² expansion
  • Type: Residential care centre, assisted living residences
  • Photography/Renderings: SVR-ARCHITECTS/Animotions bvba
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