The Upward Spiral

Client

Eigen Haard

Area

25.000 m² GFA

Location

Amsterdam

Purpose

Living, health-care, leisure.

Status

In design

Projecttype

New

Year

2017

Assignment

Competition / research

For Eigen Haard, we have carried out a research (in Dutch) how can we use smart architecture to create better living conditions and to deal with loneliness of elderly people. Our study shows that mixing elderly with the different target groups has a positive effect, and the elderly will be again in the midst of society. Architecture can be used as a broad medium to bring people together.

Elderly care in mono-functional buildings is economically not feasible, because there are more and will be more future cuts by the government. In addition, the current method of care and nursing homes led to more loneliness among the elderly. The growing problem calls for new concepts, which on the one hand fix the isolation of the elderly, and on the other hand reduces the healthcare costs by creating new hybrids. Architecture is of great significance to this transition to a new standard. A standard that suits this time.

The study is running at this time and is elaborated in a business case. On January 18, we pitched the concept of The Upward Spiral in Pakhuis de Zwijger. The video can be viewed below.

“Our design is a manifesto against loneliness of the elderly.”

Credits

Team:

Roy Plevier, Jos Hoope.

Tags:

Competition, area development, new concepts, living, >20.000 m², Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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