The foundation of Rika is committed to guide the socially weak re-integrate into society. In Surinam they help (ex-)patients who have completed their treatment of the psychiatric Centre Surinam (PCS). Guiding people to find their way back into their society through work experience and housing projects. Here the patients work on their independence and gain confidence and self-esteem.

Stijlgroep, together with the foundation specialists, decided on a desolated plantation along the Surinam River as the first pilot to develop a strategic plan. This plan includes shelter and guides the socially weak in a spatially designed program towards their re-integration into society. Each complex on the plantation grounds, adds its little step in the process. From assisted living in big guided groups, towards semi-detached houses, where the patients at the end of their journey can live in relative independence.

Location: Paramaribo, Surinam
Client: Rika
Date: 2013 - 2014
Category: Strategy, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture