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Photo Credit: RSVP Singapore

Majestic Smart Seniors Applied Learning Centre
Catalysing Digital Inclusion, Bridging Seniors and Technology
| Singapore | Status: Completed

Senior citizens are often left out of the design of spaces as many are intimidated by the process, or do not possess the language to participate. When we were commissioned with Participate in Design to rethink and co-create a Smart Seniors Applied Learning Centre at The Majestic, to be used by elderly residents beyond the Kreta Ayer Neighbourhood, we focused on using a participatory design process to demystify the design process for the elderly participants and stakeholders. The eventual outcome reflects the needs and aspirations of the seniors and stakeholders as well as bridges the gaps between seniors and technology.

President Halimah Yacob officially launched the Majestic Smart Seniors Applied Learning Centre (MSSALC) in Chinatown on 18th February 2022. This project by RSVP Singapore, in partnership with Singapore Pools and CapitaLand Hope Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CapitaLand Group, seeks to provide a safe space for seniors to discover and build their confidence to use the latest in digital technology so that these will be part of their daily lifestyle. With the support from CapitaLand Hope Foundation and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the centre will adopt a unique SMART (Specific, Motivation, Adaptive, Relevant, Talent) concept to help seniors cope with an increasing digitalisation of day-to-day life. 


Design workshop with seniors


Design sketch by senior participant

Through the various engagements such as sketching, visual boards, and multilingual workshops, seniors were able to co-design a the space together with us resulting n a space that inculcates excitement and a sense of pride among the community.


Read more about the engagement process here:

Floor Plan

Floor Plan | Not to Scale


Close collaboration with contractor team

The entire engagement process provided insights that informed the design of the space, which was not just aesthetically pleasing, but user-oriented as well.  One of the insights gathered was to ensure that the space is designed such that it caters to different learning styles and abilities of seniors while maximising the overall space.


The end result is a flexible space that could be divided into 3 general zones: Social Zone, Learning Zone and Innovation Zone. 

Nostalgic cinema seats

Tinge of nostalgia

A digital learning space

Photo Credit: RSVP Singapore

A digital learning space

Flexible Innovation Space

Photo Credit: RSVP Singapore

Flexible innovation space for events

| Collaborators |

Singapore Pools


Singapore Pools



RSVP Singapore

CapitaLand Hope Foundation

Supported by:
CapitaLand Hope Foundation

Participate in Design

Community Engagement & Design Partner

Participate in Design

Synthesis Systems

Appointed Contractor

Synthesis Systems Pte Ltd

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