Project Description


The Homes for Smart Ageing Universal Design Challenge (HSAUDC)

Adaptable and smart homes will be the future in the developed world with advantages from saving energy to creating homes suitable for a lifetime.

The Homes for Smart Ageing Universal Design Challenge (HSAUDC) is an open call for ideas that can demonstrate innovation in the design and delivery of solutions for adaptable and smart homes. The overarching objective of the HSAUDC is to develop ideas that will improve the quality of life for older persons in Ireland in the context of Action 2.19 of the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness and the Programme of Actions for Smart Ageing.

HSAUDC invited entries from anyone with a novel and inventive idea that can be further presented as a solution; that is feasible, cost-effective and has the potential for mainstreaming into the future in support of smart ageing solutions in the three distinct areas of:

  • smart technologies in housing for older people, and/or;

  • adaptation of existing houses to meet the needs of older people, and/or;

  • life-time communities

We were delighted to be chosen as a commended entry in this competition with our submission Cairdeas. Full details can be found at the link below. The project is a collaboration DMAU – a multidisciplinary office based in Amsterdam that combines public space design and urban research.

We have begun work on the second phase which is due to be submitted by June 12th, 2017. The final winners will be announced on June 28th.