Intergenerational Interaction

In Barcelona, increasing economic pressure, solitude, and childcare responsibility have left the elderly and youth in a socially vulnerable position. Public spaces facilitating intergenerational interactions can empower both groups by strengthening their social reciprocity.

What are desirable qualities in a public space that accommodate both the elderly and youth? How can these qualities inform the design of intergenerational public spaces? This project attempts to locate intergenerational spaces through optimal trade-offs in the quantitative evaluation of sites in the 22@ district in Barcelona

Type: public space design research
Team: Ryan Kiesler, Vincent Ma
Role: conceptual development, computational design, visualization
Location: 22@ District, Barcelona, Spain
Date:  2014

Quality Evaluation Breakdown

Genetic Algorithm Search

Analysis Output

Urban interventions informed by analysis