New Architecture for the New Aged (affectionately known as NANA) was a project funded by a Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship to study selected innovative and contemporary architectural responses to housing the aged in Europe. The purpose was to identify if there were meaningful approaches and common features that could be applied to the Australian situation.
Over twenty buildings were visited, fifteen in detail, and fifteen interviews were conducted with operators, architects and residents. The study produced eight key design features from which three key objectives were formed. These will be presented using images of the buildings visited in a stimulating and practical way.
The ultimate goal of the project was to provide resources, examples and precedents for Australian architects (and other stakeholders) looking to provide more interesting and stimulating places that will better meet the needs of an increasingly aged society.
On the back of the report findings Guy has been interviewed on national radio and television, and has spoken at conferences addressing how innovative precedents and practices abroad could be applied locally to improve the built environment and create communities.
To download a copy of the report click on the following link. Alternatively go to AJA’s resource page.