Zayed University

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zu.ac.ae

Multigenerational Vertical Freej

Multigeneration Vertical Freej is a flexible housing development that caters to the needs and opportunities of the UAE’s ageing population.

As the average life expectancy continues to increase, new forms of housing are needed to cater to this important segment of society. The concept was developed by considering the three social scales that form a natural system in Emirati neighbourhoods, and integrating them into a vertical development. The project considers the community as a whole by designing shared common areas such as majlis, courtyards and dining areas to maximise opportunities for social interactions, increasing social capital while also promoting a positive attitude towards ageing.

Zayed University

WEBSITE

zu.ac.ae

Multigenerational Vertical Freej

Multigeneration Vertical Freej is a flexible housing development that caters to the needs and opportunities of the UAE’s ageing population.

As the average life expectancy continues to increase, new forms of housing are needed to cater to this important segment of society. The concept was developed by considering the three social scales that form a natural system in Emirati neighbourhoods, and integrating them into a vertical development. The project considers the community as a whole by designing shared common areas such as majlis, courtyards and dining areas to maximise opportunities for social interactions, increasing social capital while also promoting a positive attitude towards ageing.

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