Su Theng Poon

Su Theng Poon

New Orleans, LA, US


Sensory Potential in Intergenerational Programming

The aging of our population forces us to confront the institutionalization of elderly care, especially in the case of dementia. Existing dementia care typology tends to be located in rural settings to ensure green space and allow for productive wandering. This separation discourages intergenerational interaction. This thesis proposes an alternative urban typology that uses architecture as a device to magnify our experience of nature. The four basic elements, earth, fire, air, and water are made salient through interventions along a wandering path that connects elderly care and childcare. 

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Status: School Project
Location: New Orleans, LA, US