On the grounds of the former lace factory in the north of St. Pölten an intergenerational residential city should arise. It is planned to create living facilities on a rental basis as well as leisure and healthcare facilities in the close neighbourhood serving the general well-being and a comprehensive preventive health care according to the Primary Healthcare Concept. The concern of the client is to ensure a user-oriented settlement in the area by involving the needs and wishes of potential residents in the early planning.
In the course of our research project we conduct a pre-field study regarding the demand of housing and care and we develop fundamentals for a concept of settlement. Questions concerning existing offers and demands linked to ‘Assisted living in old age’, as well as infrastructural requirements for a recommended settlement are discussed. Chances, possibilities and limits of cross-generational living are considered in terms of a prevention of old age ghettoisation. A new and innovative housing concept for the region of St. Pölten should be developed based on the principles and experiences of best-practice examples at home and abroad and on the needs of potential/future residents.