Chapter 1 Research into the Current Supply of Housing for the Elderly
In newly developed public housing, such as Lam Tin Estate completed in 2009, a lot of user-friendly elements have been incorporated into the dwellings. ‘Universal design’ features are included to create a comfortable living environment regardless of residents’ age or physical conditions. Public spaces are nicely designed and equipped with barrier-free circulation paths, plenty of seating, and a variety of recreational facilities suitable for all ages.
The two flats I visited were both in studio layouts. Equipped with basic bathroom and kitchen fittings, light switches and socket outlets, residents only need to carry out slight redecoration before occupation.
FIGURE 1.50 Typical plan 1:500