It is a place where a community has been created for children with eye problems and blind children. Since the brief called for redesigning an existing building, the concept was created in a way to reflect the purpose of the new building while retaining the essence of the past building`s structure. The design was created based on the Lego game that children play when they are young to evoke a sense of familiarity and joy. The Lego theme flows inside-out, creating flexible spaces whilst blurring the lines between interior and exterior. The goal was to achieve obstacle-free but memorable spaces that are sensory recognizable and easy to navigate
trainings for blind kids to become independent
rich enironment in sensory stimuation
sense used by blinds
safe and secure community place for the blind kids
The criteria for the site selection are:
The place should have a quiet and calm environment which will be viable for the school to develop.
The site should be free from city chaos so that the student can work upon their senses which will be very crucial for the blinds to survive in the urban area otherwise.
As the workshops conducted here will be open for all to generate an income to school, the site should be easily within the reach both, by public transport as well as private vehicles.
THE MAIN USERS FOR THE CENTRE WILL BE BLIND KIDS -WHICH NEED TO BE CONSIDED ALOT IN DESIGN AND PLANING .
SECOND USERS WILL BE STAFFS AND TEACHERS - TO SUPPORT BLIND KIDS.
THIRD USERS WILL BE PARENTS OR GUESTS THAT WILL VISIT OR STAY IN THE CENTRE.
Design directions Giving respect to the value of the existing building,
trying to keep the structures of the buiding.
The windows act like apertures that peer the view from inside to outside, stimulating emotion, imagination, and curiosity, establishing a direct relationship between the kids playing inside and the living, ever-changing external environment.
TRANSFROM AN OLD BUILDING TO A NEW SPACE FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED KIDS
The concept of sticks was inspired by a European children's game "MIKADO", which was often played before. The sticks randomly positioned as inspired by MIKADO
Designer: Aung Thurein Latt
Supervisor or Instructor: Jelena Sinclair
Rehab center for visually impaired kids by Aung Thurein Latt in Vietnam won the WA Award Cycle 44. Please find below the WA Award poster for this project.
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