IKEA and Skanska, in collaboration with the Queen of Sweden, have launched a the SilviaBo social housing program for senior’s an those with dementia. Based on Ikea’s BoKlok modular housing concept, SilviaBo as the project is called will be made from prefabricated timber units and assembled on site.
SilviaBo’s living modules have been especially tailored to the needs of those with dementia. Particularly important is the inclusion of social spaces, with park-like flower and vegetable gardens with areas for barbeques and social gathering. Throughout, hallways will be extra wide with minimal thresholds, flat walkway and extra/custom lighting. Housing units vary between two and four stories with a mix of one and two apartment types.
The project intends to meet demand for accessible senior housing in a country with a rapidly aging population and a growing need for housing to meet the specific housing demands that come with an aging demographic.
Meet demand for a country with a rapidly aging population and a lack of accessible housing.
Other details include incorporation of solar panels, green roofs and – of course – IKEA furnishings throughout.