Talk: designing houses for senior citizens

When: 25 Jan
6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Location: The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London

White Arkitekter’s Susanne Clase will participate in a panel discussion and speak about planning and designing housing for senior citizens in Gothenburg, Sweden. Susanne is an architect, researcher and lecturer at Chalmers University of Technology on the master course Residential Healthcare.

For decades there have not been enough homes to meet the needs of our growing and ageing population. The number of households in England is projected to increase 10 per cent from 2011 to 2021, but the highest increase is projected to be for households headed by someone between 55 and 64 years old. As life expectancy increases, an urgent national effort is needed to build homes that will meet our changing needs and aspiration as we all grow older. This panel will showcase examples of innovative designs for communities of older people, and how housing design can alleviate some of the issues affecting older people.

White Arkitekter’s Susanne Clase will be joined on the panel by Fran Balaam, architect and lecturer at The Cass, London Metropolitan University; Tim Riley, founding director, RCKa; and Deane Simpson, professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen, and author of Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society.

Chair: Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI

This is part of a series of talks on Health, Well-being and Architecture organised by the Museum of Architecture and hosted by The Building Centre.

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