THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE GLOBAL DWELLING Proceedings SUSTAINABILITY – DESIGN – PARTICIPATION pages:114-122
OIKONET GLOBAL DWELLING
THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL DWELLING location:Manchester date:23 September 2016
When we reflect on contemporary housing of elderly care and dwelling for an ageing population we focus on the following key-concepts: affordable, with a quality of space that has a homeliness embedded in the spatial and
social fabric – and offers options for collectivity. It also has strong relations with the surroundings, offering a continuity of care (care landscape), with a diverse spectrum of typologies that provide room and space for
personal development and self-respect enhancement. Taking all of these on board could be a daunting task for designers, yet, this is the outcome of our conversations with our clients: dwell care organisers that are planning to develop a new dwell care project. An architectural project that wants to live up to this ambition primarily has to facilitate and create possibilities. These kinds of projects will not be about solving problems but rather about creating opportunities. This paper will showcase an architectural proposal that recently has been developed in the context of an architectural competition in the Flemish Region of Belgium. The paper will focus on how an architectural design could address some of the issues put forward and how considering the project as a network could contribute to the quality of dwelling for an ageing population.
Reflection on a closed competition design in order to disseminate the findings that otherwise would stay within the closed environment of the closed architectural competition.