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  7. By The Hand Club For Kids / Team A

By The Hand Club For Kids / Team A

  • 13:00 - 19 January, 2016
By The Hand Club For Kids / Team A
By The Hand Club For Kids / Team A, © Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing
© Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing

© Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing © Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing © Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing © Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing + 8

© Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing
© Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing

Text description provided by the architects. By The Hand Club For Kids is a new 26300 soft after school center in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago for kids grades 1-12.

Designed by Team A, the facility hosts (8) spacious classrooms, a reading room, sun-filled multipurpose room, a gymnasium / cafeteria with a high school sized basketball court, an auditorium and administrative spaces.

© Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing
© Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing

Fulfilling the needs in the Austin neighborhood for a safe and nurturing environment for at-risk youth, the site serves 264 students annually and is open seven days a week.

By The Hand Club For Kids / Team A, © Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing
© Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing

In the building design, TEAM A leveraged the use of prefabricated systems to expedite project delivery, maintain quality and provide a savings that would offset costs of other key sustainable elements and branding features.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

Bright colors and larger than life images of kids, from the club, were integrated into the exterior skin and lobby to provide a continuity of experience, engage the community and celebrate student achievement.

© Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing
© Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing

Through many vantage points, including visibility from the CTA and Metra rail lines, the brand integration and green roof contrast starkly with its surroundings to offer an optimism for change and encapsulate the purpose of By The Hand Club For Kids.

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Cite: "By The Hand Club For Kids / Team A" 19 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/780438/by-the-hand-club-for-kids-team-a/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Tom Harris / Hedrich Blessing

为儿童而设的By the Hand 俱乐部/ TEAM A事务所