Accommodation for the elderly provides design challenges

The aging populations that are emerging across Europe provide a quantitative challenge in terms of the number of beds available for care of seniors, but also a qualitative challenge in terms of the design of the facilities in which they will be housed.

One of the specialisms at architect Studio ID+, based at Utrecht in the Netherlands, is designing all types of care settings including those for care of dementia sufferers.

“There’s a lot of interest in designing new concepts because we all know that we’re aging and also the number of people that have disabilities or dementia is growing, so there’s a lot of interest in designing new topologies,” Studio ID+ studio manager Anja Dirks told Real Asset Insight’s Richard Betts.

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