Challenge Title: Therapeutic Landscapes for Senior Living Communities
Challenge Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Time to Complete: 48 hours
Required Tools/Resources: Internet access, sketching materials, research materials on senior living and therapeutic landscapes

Objective

Design a therapeutic landscape for a senior living community that promotes relaxation, social interaction, and overall well-being for residents.

Research

Conduct research on existing therapeutic landscapes in senior living communities to understand best practices and the needs of elderly residents. Consider factors such as accessibility, safety, sensory stimulation, and nature integration.

Materials

Select materials that are durable, low-maintenance, and suitable for outdoor use. Prioritize sustainable options that align with the principles of biophilic design.

Concept Development

Brainstorm ideas for different areas within the landscape (e.g., gardens, seating areas, walking paths) that cater to various needs of seniors. Consider incorporating elements such as water features, sensory gardens, and shaded seating areas.

Deliverables

  • Concept sketches or mood boards illustrating the overall design concept
  • Detailed plans or layouts showing the placement of different elements within the landscape
  • A written explanation of how each feature contributes to the therapeutic environment

Evaluation Criteria

Projects will be evaluated based on:
– Innovation in design solutions tailored to senior living communities
– Usability and accessibility for elderly residents with varying mobility levels
– Environmental impact considerations such as sustainability practices in material selection

This challenge aims to inspire designers to create inclusive and thoughtful outdoor spaces that enhance the quality of life for seniors in residential settings.

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