The ageing population provides both opportunities and challenges to those involved in design of the built environment. How increasing numbers of older people could impact upon the planning, design, and experience of the built environment is a topic attracting wide debate nationally and regionally.
The RIBA Building Futures report Silver Linings: The Active Third Age and the City illustrates six future scenarios in which ‘active Third-Agers’ have made a huge impact on our towns and cities: Each possibility has been explored to inspire ideas and provoke debate.
Design a family of street furniture to improve access to and use of city centre amenities for all.
The needs of different age group
Adaptable response to a rich city context
Recognition of the requirements of the Equality Act
Robust construction and ease of maintenance
Simple to install
There is a rich resource of design skills in the region ready to meet this challenge to enhance our town and city centres for the benefit of all.
1st | £500
Runner up | £100
To register your intention to enter please download the flyer and complete the registration form and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 8 August 2014
Shortlisted entries will be displayed on Architruck which will be on Grainger Street, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 September the public will be able to vote for their favourite design.