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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE

Innovation

Submitted by: Arkos Design Inc.
A desire to introduce biophilic design to this new memory care building inspired the project team to create an atrium where residents can
engage with nature and outdoor activities. This year-round outdoor
space, a central element of the memory care neighborhood, is enclosed by an open framework of steel with a glass and acrylic shell that
allows residents freedom to go outside whenever they choose, sheltering them from weather and fluctuating temperatures. To maintain the
feeling of being outdoors while also controlling the climate, the team
introduced an environmental management system. This roof-mounted
weather station monitors ambient temperature, humidity, wind speed,
and precipitation, to which the system responds-for example, automating vents to open and close as conditions change. Fans circulate
air during warmer months, while high-efficiency air rotation units provide additional heat when needed.

Downtown Oakland PACE Daycenter,
Oakland, Calif.
Submitted by: Kava Massih Architects
When it was determined that the existing site for the Downtown Oakland
PACE Daycenter limited its ability to provide participant-centered care,
the decision was ultimately made to relocate to the 7,000-square-foot
ground floor of the nonprofit provider organization's administration building. The project required gutting and renovating what was once a nightclub and restaurant with blacked-out windows, cavernous interiors, and
an exposed concrete structure. Working within the existing architecture,
the team took inspiration from an urban loft, keeping exposed concrete
columns and beams, restoring original full-height windows, and adding partial-height walls to allow daylight to permeate the space. A rear
parking lot was reallocated as programming space with a semi-enclosed
outdoor area that provides seating and raised planter beds. Together,
these solutions helped integrate the daycenter within the urban fabric of
its surrounding community while providing an asset to it, as well.

The Aspen Tree at The Forestias,
Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand
Submitted by: Magnolia Quality Development Corp. Ltd.
The in-progress Aspen Tree at The Forestias set out to challenge the cultural norm in Thailand of seniors living within multigenerational households
where children and grandchildren provide care over time. This new model
introduces an alternative where active seniors can live independently and
age in place as their need for assistance grows. The project is rooted in
extensive research on seniors' lifestyles and activities, needs, and concerns
to establish a master plan for the project that provides an intimate living
environment within a larger, vibrant community. It also introduces the Health
and Brain Center, supporting a household model for long-term care and assisted living as well as the Center for Geriatric Excellence and an adult day
center to provide specialty services for seniors throughout the region.
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