The LutherCare Village at Stonebridge is a PrivatePublic-NonProfit Partnership project, a mixed-use, inter-generational development that uses an approach base on the principles of hospitality design. The intent for this development is to develop an energetic community that will support a variety of uses, functioning as a whole community within a neighbourhood. This project is made possible through a partnership between Government of Saskatchewan, City of Saskatoon, LutherCare Communities, and Meridian Development. The co-ownership of LutherCare Communities and Meridian Development is an integrative collaboration between a private developer and a notforprofit organization.
Located in the Northwest corner of the LutherCare Village, the Round Prairie Branch Library is located on the main floor and the space is designed with high efficiency glazing, which provides a sense of openness and allows the library’s interiors to access an abundance of natural daylight. The library features a children’s area, young adult area, adult reading area, a gaming/console room, a makerspace space, one meeting room, and offices for library staff. This branch library of Saskatoon Public Libraries is an inter-generational space which offers both adult, childrens and seniors programming opportunities for area residents.
The design of the Village reflects a modern lodge setting that is filled with rich, warm, timeless materials such as natural stone, wood, decorative glass and metals. The team partnered with LutherCare Communities and Meridian Developments to create a purposefully-planned community for seniors.
Ironwood Crossing is directly out the back door of LutherCare Village. The commercial development provides residents a wide array of services, including a Family Physicians office, a Saskatoon Health Region Primary Health Centre, a public library, banking and insurance, a diagnostic imaging clinic, pharmacy, restaurants, and a coffee shop.
The design of the Village is centered around the notion of “continuum of living.” The concept encourages seniors to move throughout various stages of their lives without leaving the community that they call home. Aging in place maintains a familiar environment for seniors to prevent drastic changes at critical points in their lives and fosters community continuity. With the goal to provide a “campus of care”, LutherCare Village includes independent living condominiums for seniors, an intermediate care home, commercial retail space, a public library, a concierge/reception area, dining and lounge areas, fitness facility, theatre/golf simulator space, multipurpose rooms, and a chapel. Future expansion also includes a childcare facility.
“Lovely design solution: warm and inviting. Continuum of living concept is well articulated.”
“Use of natural light is beautiful. Takes a communicative team to realize a project like this. Consistent vocabulary/imagery throughout this facility.”