Co-Life: Co-living for the Elderly Design Competition

Activity: Other


Communal living has existed for centuries. Developed out of a need for security, protection and as a solution for sustainable living, co living spaces have always challenged societal norms; creating more diverse
communities, breaking away from traditional patterns of society while promoting a shared economy, mostly seen as the go-to choice for digital nomads and millennials on the go. Can such a concept be adapted to the older population as well?

Can senior Co - living spaces offer housing solutions for people over the age of 55, recognizing and catering to self-care and appropriate housing needs for the elderly, working toward a mutually supportive community in which individuals can live a life of complete dignity, without the apprehension of social segregation and

Program Outline

A programmatic outline intended to house 4000 elderly is recommended for this challenge. However, the submission asks for design to be considered in 4 phases of a 1000 each. Participants are recommended to craft a schematic programme based on these given segments or they can propose something new altogether.

Design a pattern for a communal living space where age is just a mindset and the elderly can live with dignity and independence.
Period202026 Nov 2021
Degree of RecognitionInternational