Boom Revolutionises Retirement

Boom Revolutionises Retirement

Just outside Palm Springs, in the Mojave Desert LGBT retirees will be living out their days in unparalleled style. In a $250 million project, over 100 acres of land will be dedicated to the Boom facility, providing shared community spaces that promote interaction and relationships between neighbours. From private homes, assisted living, nursing homes and

February 14, 2011

Just outside Palm Springs, in the Mojave Desert LGBT retirees will be living out their days in unparalleled style. In a $250 million project, over 100 acres of land will be dedicated to the Boom facility, providing shared community spaces that promote interaction and relationships between neighbours.

From private homes, assisted living, nursing homes and more, the Boom project will be all inclusive, and is being developed by a wide variety of architects, all taking their own unique approach to the project. Each designer has been given free reign to help create as diverse environment as possible.

At launch there will be 300 homes, but that is anticipated to double further down the line.

Interestingly, the developers are taking a crowdsourcing approach with the development. Whilst the buildings remain at the conceptual stage, they are looking to the community to help create a shared vision for the inhabitants.

Cool Hunting have put together a terrific gallery, highlighting some of the potential spaces in the Boom facilities, as well as lots of information on the background.

Annoyingly it is only available to the LGBT community, as I think a project this ambitious should be shared with the widest audience possible! Some of the visuals are stunning, and it looks like an inspiring area for anyone, regardless of gender or sexuality.

What do you think of the Boom project? Have you seen any equally ambitious architectural projects? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook!

Update: Matthew from Boom contacted me and wanted to clarify a point. I jumped the gun a bit by concluding that it was only available to the LGBT community, and he wanted to make it perfectly clear that it’s open to all.

About Felix Morgan

Between the hours of 9-6 I work as a Creative Technologist at Billington Cartmell, a creative ad agency. I’m obsessed with all things new, which led to me working in the innovation team at my company. I’m an absolute media junkie, and try and keep on top of all the latest music, films, TV shows and games, which prompted me to found Control The Riot.

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