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Multi-Gen Building, Leeds

About This Project

 

People, young and old can learn a great deal from each other.

 

Intergenerational interaction not only helps reduce loneliness, but can also help keep older people mentally active and boost their health. Layer.studio have created the perfect outdoor environment in which people of all generations can interact and spend time together at the Multi-generational facility in Leeds.

 

Most intergenerational schemes around the world have involved bringing together the very young (pre-school) with the elderly. The landscape design in Leeds brings together people of all age groups, by designing the building and landscape as one. 72 one and two-bedroom apartments alongside the primary school and care facility, focused around a central courtyard that changes function throughout the day depending on the requirements of the residents.