The cabanas orphanage is a studio project designed for the city of Guadalajara, Mexico. This project attempts to configure a space sequence which will offer a sense of security and belonging for the orphans. The space sequencing also offers diverse perspectives and views into the complex through the courtyard space that leads to the recreational open fields located in front of the dormitories. Street frontage on the north, east and west side not only contributes to the neighborhood but also contributes to the sense of security of the orphanage.
Based on the site analysis and contextual studies, I proposed the following concept for the complex. Super positioning various layers upon eachother and working on refining the result of the super position. The role of color in both the culture of Mexico and also for children is emphasized throughout the design process.
mid process hand drawings of the project are visible in the images below
After further refining the project, the final renders can be seen in the images below
the main entry of the complex is located on the east side of the site (right side of the image). The service entrance of the complex is located on the south side of the complex below the main service building. recreational fields are surrounded by the admin/service and the dormitories, resulting in a surrounded safe space for the orphans.