This article focuses on the design of shared spaces for children and older people to promote positive intergenerational relationships. Designing spaces appropriately can help improve the quality of life for both groups. Shared spaces can be more resource efficient and provide services tailored to the needs of children and seniors. The aim of this study is to analyse the conditions for creating such a facility in Grodzisko Dolne and to propose an architectural concept. The methodology includes a literature review, a diagnostic survey, an architectural concept and a synthesis. The results suggest that effective inclusive spaces should offer programmes that are attractive to both children and seniors in order to maximise the benefits of intergenerational interaction.
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