The Albanese Government has today launched a design ideas competition to test the draft National Aged Care Design Principles and Guidelines, developed to help aged care homes better meet the needs of residents.
The competition, Reimagining Where We Live, challenges architects and interior designers to come up with innovative ideas when applying the Principles and Guidelines.
The competition will include two sites – one metropolitan and one regional – with teams invited to enter designs for one or both. For each site, a first prize of $50,000 and second prize of $20,000 is available.
The aim of the Principles and Guidelines is to help providers make practical changes to aged care homes and support older people to live meaningful lives in safe environments that promote independence, function and a sense of belonging.
The competition is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.