DMA Engineers and the University of Queensland Healthy Ageing Initiative are thrilled to be bringing back our industry-wide collaborative workshop Longevity by Design in 2021.
In 2021, participants will again be invited to collaborate to create visionary and innovate design to meet the needs of future seniors.
This year, the theme of the charrette will be FEELS LIKE HOME. Drawing inspiration from the global events of 2020 and 2021 that significantly impacted residential aged care facilities in Australia and around the world, designers, members of industry and progressive providers will be invited to create innovative designs to re-imagine aged care design in the post-pandemic era.
They will be challenged to consider controlling the spread of disease while maintaining a comfortable home environment, decreasing the barriers to connection with their own internal communities, as well as the external community, family, and friends during a quarantine event.
The charrette will be held at the University of Queensland St Lucia Campus on Monday 1 November 2021, with the pitching event to be held at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, Kangaroo Point, on Wednesday 10 November. The events will be held under covid safe conditions with a covid safety plan in place at both venues.