Mixed-use facility model for the welfare of the elderly based on lifestyle

Sung Jun Park, Hyunsoo Lee, Mi Jeong Kim

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Abstract

This research aims to develop a mixed-use facility model for the wellbeing of the elderly, responding to the changes caused by the recent trends of low birthrate, growth of the aging population, and baby boomers entering their senior years. It is expected that mixed-use facilities for the elderly in the current context should be integrated, including other generations and providing extensive beneficial services to all social classes for universal welfare. Using a customized questionnaire, we examined baby boomers' demands on welfare services associated with spaces, and characterized their lifestyles. Based on their lifestyles, a mixed-use facility model for the welfare of the elderly is proposed, suggesting a spatial configuration framework as an integrated system of various functions, generations and managements. This research can be used as a basis for constructing a customized welfare service environment for the elderly. By applying the proposed method, various spatial configurations can be developed for mixed-use facilities for the welfare of the elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-252
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Cultural Studies
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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