Europa on Alma, designed by dwp (design worldwide partnership), has been announced as a finalist in the Project of the Year – Ageing in Place category for the 9th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards.
Designed for Bolton Clarke, an Australian-based provider of independent living services through at-home care, retirement living and residential aged care, this project is a first-class independent living facility created specifically for the ‘baby boomers’ who remain actively involved in the community and are not ready to wind down.
Located in the suburb of St Kilda in Melbourne, Victoria, Europa on Alma offers the perfect combination of secure independent living, city convenience and a relaxing lifestyle. It is only a two minute walk from the city tram and is surrounded by retail, entertainment and medical facilities.
dwp’s Melbourne Studio director, Melissa Malik, said: “Inspired by the bohemian history of St Kilda and the community who lived there in the 1970’s dwp has designed a residence for that same community that will now call this space their home.”
“It is a modern blend of new and exciting living that harks back to that old experience of life in St. Kilda.”
dwp Sector Leader for Seniors Living, Rebecca Plumstead, added: “It has been a pleasure working with Bolton Clarke in designing Europa on Alma especially as this project is a benchmark for the break away from traditional low-level developments in suburban areas and move towards offering a vertical village in urban surroundings. In addition to this, Europa on Alma successfully incorporates both the lifestyle offering for its tenants as well as a care offering when needed.”
The winners of the 9th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards will be announced on 20 October 2021 through a virtual and live celebration in Singapore. For more information on the awards, visit here.