Asian Retirement Communities by Spark Architecture

World Architecture Festival 2015: architecture firm Spark has unveiled its new concept for “the next generation of retirement housing” – a community of homes and health facilities combined with a vertical urban farm.The main design aims to tackle the main issues affecting cities in Southeast Asia. The first is that the number of people above retirement age is rapidly increasing, and the second is that the majority of food is imported rather than grown locally.
The solution to this issues is to transform retirement communities into self sufficient farming businesses, growing fruits and vegetables that can also be sold to fund healthcare and other amenities for residents.