Care reimagined 


Zadelhoff commissioned Cecile to develop and implement a social-cultural concept within a 4.000 m2 wing of the Slotervaart Center of Care in Amsterdam. The concept consists of a temporary redevelopment of the former Slotervaart hospital building into Louwes Lab, a social and cultural well-being laboratory where professionals collaborate with local residents to work on the future of care. Part of the strategy was to maintain the social function of the former hospital for the Nieuw West neighbourhood and to create impact,innovation and collaboration around the Care.

Cecile also advised Stichting Care Design Lab to initiate a new breeding ground with artists and designers in Louwes Lab. Together with local stakeholders she developed a cultural program that was focused on building a strong relationship with cultural institutions and residents of Amsterdam Nieuw West. Louwes Lab is equipped with the new expertise centre of ROC Amsterdam 'Health Experience Centre' and the incubator ‘Care Design Lab’. Louwes Lab also hosts the Neighbourhood Team Amsterdam New West and the literary neighbourhood cafe ‘Casa Sofia’.


The Health Experience Center offers a unique combination of doing, seeing, learning and experiencing in healthcare. Simultaneously, the Care Design Lab is an innovative incubator where a community of makers work on care in the broadest sense of the word: caring for yourself, caring for each other and caring for the world. The result is a unique cross-pollination between care and wellbeing, education, art and culture.

PARTNERS


Slotervaart Centrum voor Zorg

Zadelhoff

Care Design Lab

Casa Sofia

ROC van Amsterdam – Health Experience Center

Buurtteam Amsterdam Nieuw-West

Amsterdam Municipality - Integraal Maatschappelijk Initiatief & Bureau Broedplaatsen


 

PROJECT TEAM


Manager & Programming Louwes Lab

Cecile Wentges
 

Care Design Lab

Dajo Bodisco
Fouad Lakbir
Ilias Zian
Katrien van Leeuwen
 

Casa Sofia

Mohamed Mahdi

PRESS


At5, November 4, 2021 (online) In het Slotervaartziekenhuis wordt nu zorg verleend aan acteurs

Wintergasten Zorg, #23-2021 (pdf) – VG Visie  

Telegraaf, November 5, 2021 (pdf) – Zorgstudenten toch op stage in Slotervaart

Slotervaart CVZ

photo Milan Hofmans

Louwes-Lab partners

opening Louwes-Lab

Slotervaart CVZ

photo Milan Hofmans

opening Louwes-Lab

Slotervaart CVZ

photo Milan Hofmans

Slotervaart CVZ

G-wing / 1st floor

photo Milan Hofmans

opening Louwes-Lab

Slotervaart CVZ

photo Milan Hofmans

Slotervaart CVZ

G-wing / 1st floor

photo Milan Hofmans

opening Louwes-Lab

Slotervaart CVZ

photo Milan Hofmans

Slotervaart CVZ

G-wing / 1st floor

photo Milan Hofmans

Louwes-Lab partners

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Louwes Lab

2021–present, Nieuw-West, Amsterdam, NL

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