The University of Pennsylvania has launched the New Ageing Award 2010, identifying progressive architecture for the elderly, whether realised or conceptual
Banal and indifferent architecture can become a barrier as people age, exacerbating physical limitations, and paradoxically increasing both social isolation and dependency.
The New Ageing Award will recognize designs that enable the aging and elderly to lead a life of dignity.
There will be two award categories, one for visionary and one for realized projects, and six honorable mentions.
The winners will be included in a book on New Ageing to be published in conjunction with the New Ageing Conference at the University of Pennsylvania on October 1st and 2nd, 2010.
All winners and honorable mentions will be recognized at the conference and will receive two free tickets to the conference.
For further information visit the website
Housing, healthcare, masterplanning, infrastructure , landscape and public realm, refurbishment and renovation
Deadline for submissions is 3 May 2010
Client contact details:
CONTACT: Staci Kaplan
Entries can be uploaded to Architizer.com with no submission fee. The requirements for submission are a minimum of three images, a 150-250 word description, and credit for the entire team.
The New Aging Award is open to any architectural project designed for, or including, a single person or a group of people who are 55 and older.
The designs may range from a private house to an assisted living facility, nursing home, or continuing care retirement facility.
The registered projects are available for public viewing by searching the Architizer database. Entries for the award are due by May 3, 2010.