INSPIRATION FOR OVER 55s IN NIEUW DELFT
A fantastic new area of Delft is being constructed on and around the deepened rail tunnel in Delft. It will form the connection between the old inner city and the new station. This development has been appropriately named Nieuw Delft. There is space in Nieuw Delft for many different initiatives including new living concepts for the growing group of over 55s.
In various projects FARO is seeking new housing forms for assertive senior citizens; people who are looking to the future and prefer not to be dependent on an increasingly hands-off government. We’re well aware that the demands of this growing group of senior citizens is extremely diverse. There isn’t 1 solution; each situation demands a new and customized approach.
Such a customized approach must be appropriate, but also needs to be flexible. After all, requirements are changing by definition. At the start many people are mainly searching for a nice apartment in a beautiful new place; back to the city center or for example close to a location for a time-consuming hobby. But they want to be able to stay living there when old age really sets in and they, perhaps, can’t manage as well as they used to.
The beauty of initiatives such as Nieuw Delft is that it gives people the opportunity to take matters into their own hands. You don’t need to settle for a standard apartment; you have the opportunity to decide everything for yourself. However, you don’t do this on your own, but together with a group of like-minded people, so that you can help each other if needed.
We have put together a special magazine of applicable reference projects that give an impression of how FARO approaches these kinds of assignments, and that hopefully will offer inspiration for groups wanting to get started in Nieuw Delft.
The inspiration document is also available via this link