SCHSA Oi Man Centre is awarded Japan’s Good Design Award 2018.

Senior Citizen Home Safety Association Oi Man Centre has won Japan’s Good Design Award 2018.

Hosted by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion, the Good Design Award aims to choose and highlight outstanding designs from around the world.

The awarded project SCHSA Oi Man Centre, which was launched in 2013, aims to redefine the role and image of NGO offering elderly services in Hong Kong. The revolutionary design symbolizes the determination of Senior Citizen Home Safety Association to take a vibrant and active step in promoting active ageing, and to recognize the value of the elderly in the community.

From the unconventional reception design, inspiring office ambience, multi-function meeting venues for training and seminars, the “Seeing the Beauty in the Old” concept strives to create a space where an aged-friendly community could be achieved.

 

“Immense efforts and research have been poured into this socially-conscious project which focus on the elderly citizens.A great deal of work have been done in merging old relics into new programmes, in a more user-friendly settings keeping a good balance to address the diversity of the anticipated end-users and the strive to create something “new out of the old”,” evaluations from the judges of Good Design Award.

More about Good Design Award: Japan’s Good Design Award program is a uniquely comprehensive platform for design evaluation and advocacy. Exemplary design in many spheres, with the potential to drive industrial growth and enrich lives, is found and shared through the program, which has a distinguished history and has grown to an unmatched scale. Over more than 60 years, the G Mark logo has become a familiar sign of good design.

Details of the awarded project is available on the Good Design Award’s website: http://www.g-mark.org/award/describe/48056?token=UGOYIgvtbB.

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