MINI EDEN OF HOPE
mohannad al saadi laith mahd
The project is a collaboration between psychologists, artists, and designers in order to support children patients with cancer in an art therapy rehabilitation place to be designed as a home for such patients. This will help promote their psychological well-being by handling some of their patients in a separate facility. The second social group is unemployed artists and nurses who will be integrated in such facility as art therapists and caretakers; this helps decrease unemployment rate among this group. The idea behind an L-shaped building resembles a hug, aiming to protect not only the children patients, but also the already existing green area / orchard in the heart of the proposal, being one of the few green spaces left in Beirut. As such, the building is built around the existing orchard, without invading it.