Due to the financial division between housing and care for elderly, people are expected to live at home longer, leading to a growing demand for appropriate and accessible housing and living environments. Also, it leads to an expected vacancy of elderly homes.


This study developes new perspectives for vacant nursing houses. It examines how the sites - or parts of it - may play a role in the organization of small collectives of residents who require care.


By systematic spatial exploration of eight representative cases in Rotterdam, the potential of existing large-scale care complexes is mapped out.


For example, small-scale collective forms of housing or the organization of care facilities in assisted living areas.