Eco Design Consultants entered the 2013 ‘Re-Image Ageing’ competition, organised by the RIBA on behalf of McCarthy and Stone, a national developer of retirement villages for the older generation. The competition invited competitors to imagine a retirement village for the future on an existing site in Surrey. Our approach to the competition was to emphasise our strengths as Environmental Consultants and apply them to a commercial business model for high-density residential developments.
We felt that a healthy older community would benefit from stimulating and nourishing the Mind, Body and Soul.
The MIND principle is kept healthy in the communal rotunda, a ramped drum to the north of the building.
The BODY principle is supported with a gym, medical facilities and aerobics studio.
The SOUL principle is encouraged with extensive gardens allowing for relaxation, reflection and interaction.