THEME: Architecture for seniors

As a result of demographic trends, the proportion of elderly people in the population is growing. This calls for more flexible, high-quality architecture, where seniors can live for many years even if their needs change. Discreet design measures can, for example, make it possible to transform a completely ordinary home into an assisted-living facility.

In this theme, you can read about architecture for resourceful seniors as well as those who need more care. You can also visit successful examples of senior housing that are both homely, aesthetic and functional.

Moreover, you can read how Troldtekt acoustic panels can help to create healthy, comfortable and robust homes for seniors – and how good acoustics can become an integral part of characterful design.  

Ceilings with Troldtekt acoustic panels in healthcare buildings

Sensual materials for a new private care home

Surrounded by large trees, residents can watch the changing of the seasons outside their bay windows in the newly built private care home, but also enjoy the lush garden of the large green courtyard.


Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen

Why there is a growing need for housing for the elderly

In Denmark, the number of elderly people is set to increase significantly in the coming years – and they will live longer. However, the housing market is not geared to meeting the needs of elderly people. Dive into the facts and read the interview with an expert from Denmark’s largest real estate agency, who gives his take on the biggest challenges. 


Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, architect MAA

New needs among the elderly of the future

The number of elderly people will increase in the coming decades, and they will come with changing expectations and housing dreams. A partnership between the Danish pension fund PFA and OK-Fonden is setting out to meet some of the demand. In the article, the CEO of OK-Fonden talks about how the architecture of the future for the elderly will differ from today’s architecture. 


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