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Huddle - Designing more elder friendly public spaces

Organized by BOUN

Huddle - Designing more elder friendly public spaces4 months left to enter
  • OrganizerBOUN
  • CategoryDesign/Architecture
  • PrizeCash, Other award
  • RegionGlobal
  • EligibilityOpen to everyone
  • Deadline2019-12-18
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Participate in the competition and win Trophy + Certificate + Publication, 1st Prize $5000, 2nd Prize $1100*6, 3rd Prize $600*4, 4th Prize $500*12

Loneliness and depression are common problems seen in the old age group. With the progressing age, it becomes more difficult to interact with new people and to make new connections. Moreover, there is also a lack of elderly-friendly public spaces.

In such a scenario, how can architecture be used as a tool to propose solutions to cater to the issues of isolation at an old age? How can public places become more inviting and accessible to the percentage of the population that will be turning over 60 in the future? 
Being old, one priceless thing they possess is their experience. How can architecture create spaces that can increase the interaction of the elderly with the youth or children to share their experience?