Driven by an emphasis on support, independence and accessibility for all, the building considers how multiple users can move safely through each of the buildings distinct areas. All of the public zones and community spaces have been designed to the highest level of accessibility – removing entry barriers and using mindful urban design features to give back to the public realm. Whether visiting the building or living in it, users are offered a unique integrated service model that aligns itself with the latest international research and best practice in the provision of community-based support.
The Uniting Communities project is an ideal example for anticipating change by drawing upon knowledge and collaborative channels to initiate new concepts associated with welfare in architecture. U City creates an embracing and inclusive environment that empowers wellness facilitating a proactive approach to healthy communities and lifestyles aligning with City of Adelaide ‘designed for life’ message.