Shunde, Guangzhou, China

Shunde, Guangzhou, China

About this project

During September 2013, the combined efforts of York based DWA Architects Ltd and our Beijing-based partner TLD Design Consulting won an international master plan design competition for a new Elderly Person Care Village Project in Foshan, Guangzhou in China.

The project is designed to accommodate 750 Senior People with severe and terminal care needs and 450 independent and assisted living specialist apartments.

Essential to winning the competition was the demonstration of our understanding of specialist operationally efficient architectural design, specifically to meet the cultural and wide ranging operational care needs of the resident and client. Vital to the success of the master plan is the involvement of TLD Design Consulting and their full-time Chinese presence in helping to steer these adaptive strategies and localised service expertise.

The project has been brought together through an inventive collaboration between local government and a local Chinese charitable foundation. Their express intent is to influence the senior care market by evidencing that, through public philanthropic

business partnerships, it is possible to deliver and operate high quality specialised care that is affordable to the incomes of the local populations.

The local government will provide the land and the charitable foundation will pay for and build the Care Village, including the Assisted and Independent Living components of the project with the goal that operating the care facilities and delivery program will be self-sustaining. The stakeholder especially want to provide specialist dementia care, something many privately invested residential care operations in China rarely wish to undertake.


Date:  November 13, 2013
Skills:  Healthcare & Care Home
Tags:  Care Home, healthcare, Interiors, Landscape