Senior Housing Complex
“Don’t Cage the Aged”
An interactive senior housing complex informed by memory.
A senior housing complex located in the heart of downtown Newburyport that encourages, through design, residents to remain engaged with their community while at the same time drawing the community to it. It is also designed to stimulate distant memory that provides seniors with an added level of comfort.
Too often today, seniors are relegated away from their friends and homes to an isolated campus that is portrayed as a utopian village. Yet this sort of senior housing inevitably saps their vitality with the reality of a stale environment. Both seniors and communities benefit from their active and integrated engagement within their neighborhoods.
Designed to blend with the existing architecture yet engage the river and local parks, residents are connected with both the local urban heritage and the surrounding natural environment.