Architecture - Masters

INTERGENERATIONAL LIVING AND LEARNING CENTER

The project combines senior living and a school campus designed for the Azores Florianopolis community. It aims to create an environment to preserve and help the Azores culture thrive and flourish within the community, while strengthening the Azorean heritage within Florianopolis and in doing so promoting co-learning, co-fitness and co-creation.

Anthony Duivenvoorden

The INTERGENERATIONAL LIVING AND LEARNING CENTER, FLORIANOPOLIS is a combined senior living and school campus designed for the Azores Florianopolis community. The center aims to create an environment to preserve and help the Azores culture thrive and flourish within the community, while strengthening the Azorean heritage within Florianopolis and in doing so promoting co-learning, co-fitness and co-creation.

The Senior residents have a combined vast pool of knowledge which will be passed down intergenerationally to the students of the school. This intergenerational collaboration will give senior residents purpose and provide opportunity and a platform for students to excel academically and in life.
The proposed masterplan can be roughly split in half vertically with the bottom half being mainly occupied by a football field and an oval, and the top half being populated with the school to the right and the senior living to the left with the shared facilities in-between.

The School has been split into two main courtyards.
• One courtyard for years 7 to 9 (Built in stage 1) and
• One courtyard for years 10 to 12 (Built in future stage(s)).

The senior living area has been designed to be constructed in two wings around an open communal park space.
• Northern wing (stage 1)
• Southern wing (future stage)

Anthony Duivenvoorden

Anthony Duivenvoorden studied his Masters of Architecture in 2020 at QUT. He is currently working in educational architecture.