The center is situated by the water, sheltered by the hospital. A transparent double-height passage connects the center to the parking building and the hospital. This passage, with shops and dining facilities, also serves as the main entrance to the center.
Similar to the basement of the adjacent hospital, the center is structured in three levels. The ground floor houses residential facilities for adults with their own sheltered gardens, while the second floor accommodates residential facilities for the elderly, with spacious sheltered rooftop terraces. The intervening first floor, like in the adjacent hospital, is the most public level. Visitors access the center through the connecting axis, either from the hospital or the parking building. This level also houses busy outpatient services, therapy, and day treatment clusters.
The center has a basic orthogonal structure with a main axis and three wings. The heads of the wings are diagonally cut, parallel to the water. From the exterior, the building presents itself as a solid volume with recesses for gardens, rooftop terraces, and light courts. Inside, the light courts and rooftop terraces provide variation and ample daylight in the corridors. Since only the facades and corridor walls have a load-bearing function, the layout within the main structure can be easily adapted.