Madrid City Council will launch the primary senior couhousing contest within the coming weeks

The delegate of the Urban Development Area, Mariano Fuentes, has introduced that “the primary competitors of the Madrid City Council for senior ‘cohousing’, a collaborative housing undertaking for the aged, by the switch of three endowment plots of municipal heritage, might be launched within the upcoming weeks”.

During the Conference ‘Accessible Housing, pleasant environments. Prevention of Unwanted Loneliness’, organized by Fundación Mayores de Hoy, Fuentes defined the traits of the brand new facilities, which he outlined as “senior schools for the aged” that “include a brand new housing mannequin that the aged themselves demand , who not stay their each day like a couple of many years in the past and ask for freedom and independence for this stage of their lives”.

The Urban Development Area has chosen three plots in three totally different districts of Madrid bearing in mind that they’re in consolidated city environments and near public transport. A plot in Orcasitas (Usera), of 6,000 m2 with capability for 93 houses; one other in Pueblo Nuevo (Ciudad Lineal), of 4,400 m2 for 72 houses; and the final one in Sanchinarro (Hortaleza) of 4,100 m2 for 67 houses.

Map of the situation of the brand new initiatives MADRID CITY COUNCIL

These new facilities can have frequent areas comparable to “eating room, front room, multipurpose rooms for finishing up actions, loos and bathrooms tailored for individuals with lowered mobility” to which different frequent areas might be added comparable to “parking for bicycles, wheelchairs and different mobility autos, areas for the executive space, specialised care space, normal providers space and a nursing unit in these facilities with greater than 50 beds”.

Fuentes has said that “the aim is to start out constructing as quickly as potential.” The successful bidder will perform the development, administration and administration of those houses to advertise the non-public autonomy of the aged. “They are designed for individuals of retirement age, however they can be accessed by individuals over 50 years of age.”

This modality of housing, wherein everybody has their residence, however frequent areas, areas and actions are shared, turns into, because the delegate defined, “an antidote to cognitive deterioration, undesirable loneliness and isolation from previous”.