Our project proposal was awarded the Honorable Mention in the competition organized by Architizer site in collaboration with the Penn University.
The University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Architizer, and Matthias Hollwich announce that the jury has chosen the winning designs of the New Aging Award. The selected projects demonstrate progressive architectural and social advances in designs for the elderly. The results of the New Aging Award 2010 are as follows: WINNING PROJECTS: Un-built Nursing Home: Floating Houses By: Megabudka Nursing Home: Floating Houses proposes to use water as an opportunity for calmness and pacification. In control of their house-islands, residents can isolate themselves from others within the body of water or gravitate toward the stationary programs: administration, dining room, sport and health improvement complex, the center of communal general services, and a universal public area.Built SeniorLife: New Bridge on the Charles By: Perkins Eastman New Bridge on the Charles was chosen because it brings multiple generations together; creates an optimal living environment for elders at all points of the aging continuum; provides a rich array of choices for older adults in the form of housing options, lifestyles, engaging activity, and dining venues; and preserves a spectacular site. HONORABLE MENTIONS: Aesculapius by DRA&U, California Senior Housing by Matthew Gribben, Comfortable but inconvenient house by Hiroyuki Ichiharada, Crib by Dwight Engel and Karen Wong Not Too Old by WHIM Architecture Service Centre and Apartments, Aarschot by DRDH Architects These designs may be viewed by clicking here or searching “NA2010W” on Architizer. All winning projects and honorable mentions will be recognized at the New Aging Conference (www.new-aging.com) at the University of Pennsylvania on October 1st and 2nd, 2010.