Future proof living - student submission

As part of the Scottish Governments Year of Young People 2018 we asked for entries from the emerging generation of designers and architects.

This design awards category focuses on design solutions which meet the changing demographics of Aberdeenshire. The schemes should demonstrate how it provides for the needs of ageing occupants generally or can focus on specific needs such as mobility, social isolation, wellbeing, health, dementia.

AALDA 2018 Winners

The schemes were judged not only on the buildings design but also the innovative solutions proposed to address the issues raised by these complex requirements and their ability to take a fresh look at the way health and social care services could be delivered in the future.


Vertical Community

An insightful project that explores the creation of vertical communities through the reconfiguration of post war multi storey housing blocks.

This project has been awarded:
Highly Commended

Katie Rice
Robert Gordon University


A Whole of Parts 

A thought provoking project examining sustainable human disposition through resomation in a rural setting.

This project has been awarded:
Highly Commended

Sophie Thea Perrott
Robert Gordon University


Future Proof Living (and Dying), Resomation Complex and Memorial Gardens

An inventive project looking at how architecture can facilitate people with dementia being integrated into the wider community.

This project has been awarded:
Commended

Sophie Houston
Robert Gordon University