Theme week: Get inspiration from the best of senior architecture

On 7-9 November, join Nohrcon for a theme week on the construction of care homes and senior housing. Even before the professional expert presentations and case studies, you can experience four of Zealand’s most inspiring care homes on a day trip.

Troldtekt acoustic ceilings in healthcare buildings
Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, architect /

Over the next ten years, Denmark will have approximately 200,000 more seniors over the age of 65. How do we ensure that architecture keeps up the pace so that we can provide the elderly with the best possible environment for their very different needs?

Join us when event and conference company Nohrcon invites you to a theme week on the construction of care homes and senior housing. It takes place on 7–9 November 2023, and will feature both inspirational presentations and a study tour to successful practical examples.

The actual conference and course part will take place on 8–9 November at Scandic Spectrum in Copenhagen. The two days will be preceded by a study tour on Tuesday, 7 November, where you can experience four of Zealand’s most inspiring examples in the care sector.


Photo: Bavne Ager care home - privately owned nursing home in Gilleleje, Denmark.

Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen

Community and colours in North Zealand

At two of the four stops on the study tour, Troldtekt acoustic solutions are part of the thoughtful design:

  • On sloping terrain in Gilleleje lies the Bavne Ager care home run by the Danish fund OK-Fonden. Residents of the 72 apartments have access to shared facilities such as a café, occupational therapy, hot stone massage, hairdresser and spa. The hallways and themed day rooms are decorated with Troldtekt acoustic panels in natural wood, which ensure good acoustics and create a visual coherence despite the rooms' different themes.
  • The last stop on the day’s study tour is Hornbækhave Care Centre in Hornbæk. OK-Fonden is in charge of operations here as well. Art and striking colours are central elements in the care home, which also includes a café, spa, library and hobby room. The ceilings in the communal rooms and corridors are all clad in Troldtekt natural wood, which contributes to good acoustics and visual warmth.

The other destinations on the tour are Grønttorvet private care home in Valby, where materials and structures from the former industrial building have been reused, and the urban care home Lindehaven in Frederiksberg.


Photo: Hornbækhave - care home in Hornbæk, Denmark.

Dive into Senior Architecture

In the conference part of Nohrcon’s theme week, you can hear experts talk about architectural insight from the coronavirus period, the importance of the local environment for senior citizens’ quality of life and much more.

If you would like to read expert interviews about the future of care homes and see more successful examples of senior architecture, please visit our online feature page on the topic.

Visit the Senior Architecture feature page

Read more about Nohrcon’s theme week and buy a ticket to the event