Children's Hospice in Arizona - Finalist Mention Of The International Competition Y.A.C.
For our project we have chosen an area near Monument Valley National Park, a unique geological formation located in northeastern Arizona. These spaces are imbued with the spirit of freedom and peace. Here, in the midst of cosmic landscapes, a person realizes himself in harmony with the Nature and the Universe. There are several cities nearby, and since the hospice is aimed specifically at daycare, parents and their children will travel through a scenic surrounding on the way there and back. For little patients, not only the hospice building itself, but also the surrounding landscape will help.
The hospice building consists of a group of tents united by a single volume of common area block. All the construction elements, such as rammed earth blocks, timber framework and fabric are recyclable and environmentally friendly. Solar panels are located on the roof of the main volume, to make the building more energy self-sufficient. The tents are made of wooden frame and double-sided tent with (transparent inserts). In each of the tents there is a certain room or space, and all of them are connected by a common extended hall. The entrance to the building is located on two sides. From one entrance a person approaches the common area, from the other the private area. Since everyone experiences life's difficulties in different ways, an opportunity is given to choose: a person is ready for more communication with people, or more about being on her own.