Surrounded by homogenous suburban residential, this project could have followed the standard pathway for modern seniors living. Instead Baptcare sought to create a more intergenerational and active offering; one that would give residents stronger connections to the surrounding community, provide a wider range of living choices and allow them to access amenities beyond their building.
We considered this project within its context, as a new and integral part of the wider Mosaic Living Estate, almost a community within a community but without boundaries or divides that would segregate. We incorporated uplifting architecture rather than replicating the surrounding mass-built housing stock to breathe life into the local character.
The project provides aged care for up to 120 residents. It is a dementia friendly, homelike environment, with a design centred around large courtyards for passive and active recreation and wayfinding.