‘Sunlove Marsiling Senior Activity Centre’,
Advisors: CHONG Keng Hua, Oliver HECKMANN
Students: Jezamine Chua Zihui, Zhang Ke Er, Tan Yen Lin, Sean Gwee, Tan Etinne, Melissa Lee Wen Hui, Priscilla The, Tee Yong Kiat, Yap Kar Jing Joel, Faizah J’affar
Funding Source & collaborator: Ministry of Health, Alexandra Health Systems
Sunlove Marsiling Senior Activity Centre: Inside Out, Student project 2014
SUTD-Alexandra Health-Ministry of Health Community Design Project
The student team studied the relationship between the design of Sunlove Senior Activity Centre in Marsiling and the elderly’s well-being, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Alexandra Health Group. A community sharing session and participatory design workshops were held with the elderly to learn about their preferences. Following this, the students developed a concept of turning the senior activity centre ‘inside out’ with mobile and modular furniture to create additional pockets of outdoor spaces to enhance community bonding.
The outcomes have been presented at the Ageing-in-Place Forum “Building Communities to Promote Wellness” on 27 August 2014, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Learning Centre Auditorium.