Senior housing

Senior housing
DateProject completed

The challenge

Seniors no longer have to adapt to their homes, it is up to them to adapt to their changing lifestyles.
to adapt to their changing lifestyles. Based on this observation, the Habitat Séniors project was born, aiming to offer housing that adapts to the way our seniors live.

The answer

The Habitat Séniors programme has brought together a developer, an architect and 13 French manufacturers for three years,
an architect and 13 French manufacturers.
Led by FCBA in partnership with the University of Paris VIII, this
consortium has completely rethought the way in which housing for the
housing for the elderly. It has been able to put forward the know-how of
of all its stakeholders, notably by involving future
future users throughout the project.

The benefits

11 product and service innovations have been designed in various industrial sectors: evolving wall furniture with integrated door, landing door with connected lock, bathroom furniture with integrated seat, home automation system and customisable support offer…
In addition to their use for seniors, these solutions have transgenerational applications.


The FCBA formed a consortium of companies in the housing sector and accompanied them in this co-innovation for the benefit of seniors.
Throughout the project, the institute involved and questioned some thirty senior citizens and their medical and family carers about their current habits and lifestyles.
The search for solutions was carried out in co-design with them and the project companies.
Finally, the prototypes were developed through user tests to ensure that they meet the needs of senior citizens as closely as possible.