Proposal for a new center for children with disabilities and affected by social exclusion
For the children with disabilities as the main users, the spaces are designed to fulfill their basic physical and functional needs simultaneously helping their mentality with quality of space selected unique ideas. Quality and amount of visibility are changeable due to their occasional preference and also the different setting of bamboos could provide shelves, windows or even seats as they need.
TREE AS THE MAIN DESIGN FOCUS POINT, Important spaces such as Classrooms, Dining area, and Multifunctional space is orientated toward having direct visual access to the tree. Meanwhile, the two main entrances are also set on an L shape axis toward this tree.
NATURAL VENTILATION / SECURITY Building mass is generated to act as walls to provide secure/shaded interior courtyards. Meanwhile in some parts building mass is cut, replaced by bamboo porous walls to help natural ventilation and work as emergency exits as well.
CONCEPTUAL ROOF, The roof with a rhythmic sequence of timber elements generating a unifying cover for all blocks, lifted from walls to have better airflow and maximize the natural light. Where the roof is covering the service areas, it simply goes along and it gets fluctuated as it touches classrooms, where the mind of next-generation children is constantly growing. This fluctuation gets to its apex adjacent to the tree to create a spatial connection between the building and the tree
Luca Bigliardi, Daniela Dafarra, Guido Previtali, Riccardo Colombo, Oscar Bigliardi, Artem Velychko, Darush Farrokh, Nima Basimi, Arezoo Mohebpour, Gaetano Berni (Liveinslums Onlus)
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