Housing and Day Centre

The philosophy of the proposal is to encourage the gathering of senior citizens maintaining independent, but next to each other homes. We create, in this way, self-help and shared living spaces supported by communal facilities, for instance: recreation rooms, laundry facilities, dinning hall, assistance, etc. The most important services such as: health care, shops, leisure, etc. are provided by the location of the elder housing, within Picanya town.

The project plans ground floor attached houses, for one or two people, with a porch and a small garden area, to be customized by each user, placed on the front façade. A backyard, with direct access from the street, will, if desired, allow access to every home without the need to go through common areas. Climatic comfort is entrusted to environmental parameters, such as the possibility of cross ventilation, low maintenance facilities, etc.

Shared facilities are grouped into three buildings in the centre of the plot, making them, in this way, visible from every home.