4    Design for wellbeing in architecture and interior architecture

Educating future designers on ageing well in place

Ann Petermans, Jan Vanrie, An-Sofie Smetcoren,Gitte Harzé and Jo Broekx


‘Wellbeing’ is a major, if not the ultimate goal, for every human being. Setting up initiatives to work on people’s wellbeing is very relevant and also timely. Indeed, there seems to be a societal need to focus on the wellbeing of people and there is a growing interest in people to pay the necessary time, effort and attention to the fulfilment of some of these immaterial aspects of life. Moreover, from an economic point of view, paying attention to wellbeing is also highly relevant as ‘happy’ people are more successful in many domains of ...

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