Elderly Tower (노인탑)
Two graduate students, Matthew Abbott & Ryan Bloom, participated in a building design competition "Tall and Green" sponsored by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), based in Seoul. The "Elderly Tower" seeks to create a vertical residential community for older persons, bound together by a programme of recreational and leisure pursuits. The residential building accommodates many of the activities enjoyed by the elderly, in an environment which challenges the traditional high-rise typology. For exampple, the popular Korean recreational pursuit of trekking on mountain paths is incorporated into the building design via a mountain path route which winds around and within the complex.