Even today, a stigma of confusion and isolation surrounds vertical living, particularly amongst those who are vulnerable or suffering from memory loss.
Does an opportunity exist to create better outcomes for people living with dementia in vertical built environments? This paper will explore the fundamental principles of what people consider important for a “home” and a community. Subsequently, the paper will explore various outrageous solutions for providing dementia friendly accommodation in a vertical setting, including:
• Looking at the ‘Interlace’ by OMA and Ole Scheeran as a typology for humane vertical living
• How a ‘vertical caravan city’ might better serve people living with dementia than typical aged care facilities.
• Scalabrini Village, Drummoyne and Alzheimer’s Queensland, Mt Gravatt as examples of contemporary Dementia-friendly design.