‘Sunlove Marsiling Senior Activity Centre’,
Student project

TU Berlin -Teaching


Advisors: CHONG Keng Hua, Oliver HECKMANN

Students: Jezamine Chua Zihui, Zhang Ke Er, Tan Yen Lin, Sean Gwee, Tan Etinne, Melissa Lee Wen Hui, Priscilla The, Tee Yong Kiat, Yap Kar Jing Joel, Faizah J’affar 

Funding Source & collaborator: Ministry of Health, Alexandra Health Systems 


Sunlove Marsiling Senior Activity Centre: Inside Out, Student project 2014 

SUTD-Alexandra Health-Ministry of Health Community Design Project 

The student team studied the relationship between the design of Sunlove Senior Activity Centre in Marsiling and the elderly’s well-being, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Alexandra Health Group. A community sharing session and participatory design workshops were held with the elderly to learn about their preferences. Following this, the students developed a concept of turning the senior activity centre ‘inside out’ with mobile and modular furniture to create additional pockets of outdoor spaces to enhance community bonding. 

The outcomes have been presented at the Ageing-in-Place Forum “Building Communities to Promote Wellness” on 27 August 2014, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Learning Centre Auditorium.