My concept is to create a space which can provide non-judgemental care in a safe environment. I want people to feel secure and valued when they enter this facility. Hence, the idea is to create an integrated DCR which not only helps people who are currently using but also supports people who are in recovery. I will provide space for individuals to gain advice
and guidance on a range of issues including employment, housing and childcare. Furthermore, I want to incorporate spaces to learn, relax and reflect to promote wellbeing and a positive relationship with mental health. My concept encourages people to build a community and support one another.
The design of the space is extremely important, as a well designed building shows that people do care and want to help. Contact with nature has proven to be a significant factor in improving wellbeing and thorough research on this, informed my decision to use biophilia as the main focus of my design. The building will become the physical manifestation of the welcoming approach I am taking. By creating a caring atmosphere it reinforces meaningful connections within the building, therefore, helping to reduce the likelihood of relapse. Everything in my design will be centred around providing compassionate care to this specific group of vulnerable people.
To view my full work follow the link to my Ceangal Portfolio.
To view my process follow the links to my various journals.