Project Hap Sap – “Elderly Well-being & Built Environment”

prototype, community participation, elderly, Impact Incubator

Diverse activities to nurture elderly people to be assessors and auditors of buildings and city designs


The Project Hap Sap will organise training on building design for elderly who will then be empowered to proactively share their views with building professionals. The goal is to advocate and promote urban health and the well-being of people in the community.

A series of co-creation and training seminars, workshops and tours for elderly will be organised with the help of consultants from the building and design industries and property developers. Through these activities, the elderly will be encouraged to walk around to explore the building environment of the city and thereby strengthen their knowledge. It is expected that, eventually, the elderly will be able to assess and audit the social impact of buildings, development projects and design proposals. Engaged as Age-Friendly City Design Assessors, the elderly will present to building professionals their views which are to be considered in designs to cater to the spatial needs of elderly and in retrofitting or alteration works that follow.

The venture team will draft a prototype set of guidelines on building an age-friendly city for planning and architectural consultants, property management firms and developers. It will cover service model designs, design guidelines and standards, and assessment mechanism.

Name of Organisation

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Approved Funding Amount


Funding Period (Status)

1 year (Ended)


  • Empowered 23 elderly by raising their awareness of age-friendly design in built environment, enabling them to identify issues in urban environment and provide preliminary solutions
  • Conducted 8 dialogue workshops/ focus groups to connect the trained elderly to 78 design professionals, 124 students and 51 other participants in order to have a dialogue discussion on the key issues identified and their preliminary solutions
  • Prepared the publication of a book for showcasing the results of the project to the public
  • Completed a preliminary report on Best Practice Research


(To be updated when available)