Eik Nursing Home is located in a rural forested area outside the town of Tønsberg. The existing facility comprised a number of pavilions in red brick, a theme reflected in the new extension that was the result of an architectural competition.
The main aim has been to provide homely residential surroundings for patients suffering from dementia, avoiding the institutional character of many nursing facilities. People with dementia need simple and identifiable surroundings, with clear orientation. The pavilion organisation separates the residential units with small planted courtyards. The new residential buildings, each with eight rooms, are entered from a new central, roof lit hub containing administration, treatment centre, day facilities and a central foyer.