HUTONG REGENERATION

A day care community for the elderly in Beijing

This thesis aims to highlight the need for a better care system for the aging population in Beijing, and explore the possibilities to utilize the structures of the project to activate, and socialize the users of the day care in the vicinity of their own neighborhood.

The day care community is not one specific place, but a collection of structures where the user can go to socialize, and to get help with medical and daily problems. This integration of social development and daily life makes it easier for the user to get the full potential of the day care system. The project promotes social interaction with the inhabitants of the community, and as a result of this, improving the living situation for the elderly living in the Shi Jia Hutong.
The thesis explores the possibilities of further development of the Hutong, without diminishing the overall complexity of these urban areas.

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