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CARING FOR OLDER PEOPLE
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION 2009
[March 2009]

Awarded second prize: Rachel Witham and Chris Wilkins

The RIBA competition sponsored by BUPA and DWA Architects sought a new approach to designing care homes for the elderly. Entrants were asked to respond to the demands of older people with diminishing mental and physical capabilities. Ideas were welcomed from the very large scale assessing the role as part of a community to the very small scale of the single room.

All winning and short-listed entries are currently exhibited at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London until the 22nd May.

below Rachel Witham and Chris Wilkins design layout for competition...