SHARED HOUSING FOR INTERGENERATIONAL LIVING. NEW MODELS WITH A HEALTHY AGING PERSPECTIVE

Tipo di finanziamento: 
Iniziative di Ateneo
Keywords: 
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN; HEALTH AND WELLBEING; AGEING REUSE; SOCIAL HOUSING; MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSING
Aree Tematiche
Area di Ricerca di Dipartimento: 
Progettazione Architettonica
Settori ERC Principali: 
PE8 Products and processes engineering: product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy systems, material engineering
Settori ERC Secondari: 
SH3_9 Mobility and transportation
Responsabile
Coordinatore: 
Maria Argenti
Responsabile per il DICEA: 
Partecipanti
Altro Personale: 
Maria Sofia Cattaruzza
Fiorenza Deriu
Maurizio Marceca
Francesca Sarno, PHD
Filippo Montorsi, PhD student
Ina Osmani, PhD student
Flavia Piacenti, PhD student
Emiliano Zandri, PhD student
Abstract

The exceptional nature of the current situation, together with the changes in the demographic and socio-economic composition of the population in Italy, obliges rethinking the conformation of the city for the three ages of the human being. The contingent calamity has also highlighted the limits and deficiencies of an inadequate and often undersized endowment of facilities for elderly care and assistance, with particular reference to the elderly suffering from multimorbidity, non-self-sufficiency and poor social support network. At the same time, the present reveals the problem of existing real estate in disuse, which is increasingly looming in our cities and territories. This proposed research intends to address these two issues synergistically, aligned with the Italian Government's National Recovery and Resilience Plan.
In architectural and programmatic terms - with a Health Promotion perspective - the study aims to safeguard the well-being, implement opportunities and health care models to ensure the elderly remain in the original family and social tissue favoring the maintenance of health and minimizing the risks associated with physical and cognitive decline. It also aims to define new shared living models to safeguard social and cultural inclusion even in the elderly, to support the so-called Healthy Aging. The proposal intends to insert these co-living and co-housing models inside carefully selected disused buildings, transformed and adapted to a new use, configured according to a flexible organizational-management scheme, to create places suitable for different ages of life. The ultimate intention is to provide new and effective models for intergenerational co-housing living in order to improve long-life course quality of life. The development of shared guidelines will contribute to implement pilot projects open to intergenerational users and ready to accommodate diversified residential, socio-cultural, and welfare functions.

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Durata della ricerca: 
December, 2021 to December, 2024

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