Re-imagining ageing2017-10-27T16:02:52+00:00

Project Description

Re-Imagining Ageing

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.