Intergenerational Interaction

In Barcelona, increasing economic pressure, solitude and childcare responsibility have left elderly as well as youth in a socially vulnerable position. Public spaces that facilitate intergenerational interactions can empower both generations by strengthening their reciprocal relationships. What are the desirable qualities in public spaces for both elderly and youth? How can these qualities inform the design of intergenerational public spaces? This project attempts to generate optimal proposals for intergenerational spaces by maximizing the quantitative evaluation of any given geo-location within neighborhoods 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