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A new aged care project called The Grace by Fender Katsalidis has won the top Retirement Living architecture award for its unique and modern design. Picture: Supplied.

Rethinking architecture for active ageing: podcast

Front view of The Grace.

A new independent living project may become the new standard for aged care living in the future.

Aptly called 'The Grace', the 18-story building located in lively inner Melbourne was built to inspire a sense of community and cater to the needs of its residents.

"It takes a village to deliver a village," architect firm Fender Katsalidis' principal Jessica Lee says.

She said the design process began by asking the question, 'How can we design buildings that will continue to support the quality of life for older people?'

The Grace offers a glimpse of what future aged care homes might look like amid Australia's rapidly ageing population and the changing needs and expectations of baby boomers entering retirement.

Join Aged Care Insite's conversation with Jessica about how The Grace addresses the need for alternative living opportunities as older Australians intend to remain independent for as long as possible.

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