Final projects

Child Care Facility with School, Praha Podolí

Bc. Adam Havel

Architecture and Urbanism, MA diploma project


This thesis concentrates on the architectural design of an institutional care facility integrated with a school.  Based on his analysis of the current situation, the architect determines the key objective to help children gain, in the institutional care facility, the necessary knowledge, capabilities, and habits which will allow them to better and smother integrate in the society after a period of forced stay in such facility. To meet this objective, it is necessary to adhere to certain principles, such as following an everyday routine of going to school and returning home from school or locating such institutional care facility in a good neighbourhood of a large city, where orphanages overflow with troublesome children and the youth. Both the living quarters and the school are tailored to the needs of the children and their caretakers. It is, however, far from reality. In most cases, orphanages are located in refurbished old buildings far from the city centres. The facility, despite the restricted access regime, welcomes its neighbours and the public at large who come here to attend sports and cultural events. The architectural design of both the living quarters and the school is simple and the facility becomes a natural part of the selected location – Podolí.

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