A feel good space for me is when i feel safe. Ironically, a place where one feels most safe is a hospital. The precedent for this exercise is the Adament hospital in Paris. The project was designed in a participatory way; both the designers and patients collaborated to create spaces that ensure a collective wellbeing. The process was reinterpreted to create an open urban Ground Floor where users can design their own escape from the city’s chaos.
The aim of the project is to create a public platform that users can privately manipulate. Five distinct Programmatic bands are anchored on a 1.6 x 1.6 grid: Music and tech, movement, library, gardening and arts and crafts . This grid is translated into rails on which panels or curtains can slide to create various scenarios of use depending on capacity. The communal space is open onto two streets, allowing users to enter , choose an activity , and appropriate the space either for an individual escape or for a more collective venture.
When you are caught up throughout life’s craziness, you enter this space and zone out to create your own safe space, a space where you have the ability to take matters into your own hands.