Prairie Meadow Place & Averon Prairie Place
27,071 sq. ft.
Prime Consulting, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction, Contract Administration
In January 2013, aodbt was commissioned by Rosthern Mennonite Home for the Aged to design and construct a new facility to replace their aging building in Rosthern, Saskatchewan.
The original structure, dating back to 1944, had undergone minor renovations and additions in 1953 and the early 1960s to accommodate more residents. As a non-profit organization funded with support from local Mennonite Churches and individual donors, the the final project scope consists of Prairie Meadow Place (long term care) and Averon Prairie Place Condo Units. This innovative residential model offers a range of options for seniors within a thriving community, and the facility’s design aims to create a contemporary and welcoming environment for its residents.
Prairie Meadow Place, situated on the ground floor, serves as a 20-bed assisted living facility, offering spacious rooms for residents, a communal dining area, a welcoming living room, a multi-faith chapel, a large wrap-around veranda porch, and guest accommodations. Averon Prairie Place occupies the upper two floors, featuring 12 spacious and modern independent living condominium units, each with access to underground parking stalls.
Throughout the facility, the overall aesthetic prioritizes warmth and comfort. The selected materials are both durable and low-maintenance, ensuring long-term wear and appeal. Wood-like sheet flooring, crown moldings, and quartz countertops can be found throughout, while a substantial stone fireplace graces the common lounge area. Consistent lighting, including wall sconces and a neutral colour scheme, fills each unit with natural light. Additionally, designated space has been thoughtfully allocated for staff, providing access to administration offices, a commercial kitchen, a staff room, and maintenance facilities.