Sky Nest is envisioned as flexible therapy spaces that make use of residential rooftops. All images courtesy of The Nest student team

City life is often described as stressful. Cities are associated with 39 per cent higher risk of depression, 21 per cent more anxiety and other negative effects from sensory overload and low social cohesion.1 In the bustling, fast-moving city-state of Singapore, almost ten per cent of its its 5.6 million population met the criteria for depression, anxiety and stress,2 but only less than one per cent (around 50,000) are seeking therapy.3

What if city spaces, combined with latest technology, could be utilised to normalise mental self-care and the treatment of depression/anxiety into people’s everyday lives?

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