As the world is becoming older each year, the complexity of generations keeps increasing in terms of housing and everyday life. Especially in the case of Spain, population of which, is believed to become one of the oldest in Europe by 2030. Therefore, this project tends to create a diverse habitat for people of all generations, by primarily focusing on breaking the usual stereotypes of age, race, gender, profession, social status and so on, by designing an environment for all and by promoting living together. There are four main layers that compose the newly designed neighbourhood and integrate it within the context:
When it comes to buildings, mixed-use housing is designed in 5 blocks for senior citizens and students, providing a large number of apartments starting with 1 bedroom apartments to 3 bedroom apartments. There are also duplex apartments for all ages, whereas each apartment features at least one large balcony which can be closed during the winter (winter-garden). Each floor has access to public semi-open spaces through the buildings which can be used for urban agriculture and social integration. Additionally, parts of the roof are used as gardens while the rest will be used for PV panels. In terms of facade materials, plaster is used along with wooden brise-soleil present on balconies and large glazings for shading purposes.