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SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center / Studio Gang

  • 00:00 - 13 July, 2009
SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center / Studio Gang
SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center / Studio Gang

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicago, IL, USA
  • Architect

    Studio Gang Architects
  • Owner

    SOS Children's Villages
  • Project Year

    2008

Text description provided by the architects. SOS community center combines services for foster care families and neighborhood families in one building. SOS is an international not-for-profit agency committed to training foster parents and reuniting siblings.

Multi-faceted public spaces in the building encourage a range of learning opportunities and social interaction. An extra-wide stair in the lobby doubles as classroom seating and an impromptu stage for performance. A large community room on the second floor serves as classroom, exercise room and meeting space. Daycare classrooms on the ground floor are oriented around and have direct access to a sunlit outdoor play area. Working with budget constraints led to a design that expresses its materiality in a direct way. Concrete is layered in bands with color variation to reveal its liquid nature.

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Cite: "SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center / Studio Gang" 13 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/28636/sos-children%25e2%2580%2599s-villages-lavezzorio-community-center-studio-gang-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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