In some parts of the world's modestly priced retirement communities have been built by local people who have formed a group, commissioned an architect to design what they want and then hired a contractor to construct the homes for them. The properties are tailored to each resident’s requirements and the communities encourage interaction, healthier lifestyles and the mutual support of each other, thereby reducing the need for social care.
We think it’s about time we saw more projects like this happening in the UK. That’s why our annual Self Build on a Shoestring competition challenges designers to devise an innovative low cost ‘granny annexe’. And the designers also have to show how 30 of the homes could be grouped together to create an innovative retirement community.
The individual homes must be constructed for less than £40,000, or the whole community of 30 homes – which must also include a range of shared/community facilities – has a maximum budget of £1.5m.
TitleCall for Proposals: Retirement Community on a Shoestring Budget
TypeCompetition Announcement (Ideas)
Submission DeadlineSeptember 21, 2017 05:00 PM