Through intensive 10 weeks of research and volunteering, I discovered the challenges people experience while being homeless based on unfair judgment, stereotypes, and social inequality.
Combining my best skill in Architecture and Sustainability, I designed a place where homeless people can make an easy transition from the bottom of society to a better future. A place where everyone will be treated equally regardless of their race, gender, sexual preferences or mental and physical challenges. A place where everyone is valuable and needed.
What is BRIDGE HAVEN?
Bridge Haven is a transitioning housing with respect for client's privacy but also encouragement for people to be together. The housing provides a garden for growing food, fire pit for meetings and an amphitheater for entertainment, gatherings, and classes.
Mental Illness is often a key contributing factor to homelessness. Studies show that a fifth to a quarter of the homeless population in the United States suffer from severe mental illness.
Our youth is our future. In order to build a sustainable the society, we need to make sure that all people have their basic needs met and everyone has a place to call home. Our youth are the ones who will live here next, who will work and make this place great. It is our responsibility to provide a safe environment for our young people can obtain skills and knowledge to contribute to our society.
Living Building Challenge