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Longevity Design House

Recycling unwanted construction materials and building a better home for elderly


Year Established: 2015

Beneficiaries: Single elderly
Longevity Design House
Creating a suitable and comfortable living environment for the elderly


  • Aging population is getting serious in Hong Kong, however the current living environment has failed to meet the physical needs of the elderly
  • Developers and construction companies throw away tonnes of unwanted construction materials every year, in which most of the materials are brand new and in high quality


  • One-year maintenance plan for elderly who live alone
  • Leverage on the unwanted construction materials to provide maintenance scheme


2100  single elderly could enjoy the maintenance plan and increase the living standard

8.6 million unwanted materials to be secured and re-used

100 unemployed youth or retired persons to be hired as part-time home refitting technicians

4 district councils to be collaborated to promote “Ageing in Place”


Longevity Design House offers one-year maintenance plan to single elderly and holds training programmes for developers and construction companies 


One-year maintenance plan

Allow elderly who live alone in public housing or government-subsidised housing can subscribe for the one-year maintenance plan to enjoy unlimited maintenance services

Organising corporate training programme

Partner with NGOs to organise training programmes for developers and construction companies so as to encourage donation of unwanted construction materials