Quezon Daycare Center, by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects, Quezon, Republic of the Philippines. Besides being the largest and most populous city in the Republic of the Philippines, Quezon is known for its many cultural and historical sights and landmarks. Included in the territory of Quezon are 272 city government-owned daycare centers. For one of them, architect Yuusuke Karasawa made a modern, multifunctional project that will completely improve the quality of people’s life. Construction of the Karasawa project in the city northeast of Manila is planned for 2015.
In terms of daycare centers what makes this so special?
Besides the multi functionality and design, the Quezon daycare center is special because the architect has created a unique network that will connect people in their daily activities and encourage communication. In addition to providing care for children, the center also was designed to host various public and private events.The symbolism of the circle This project is based on the symbolic significance of the circle. Karasawa used the circle, which represents interconnectedness and a form “without end”, to connect people and create a common center for everyone in the community. By combining circles, he created a network of space for public housing and other kinds of activities. Timber as sustainable building material The main material to be used in the project is timber. Known as an ecologically sustainable material and a primary building material in many countries, timber is organic and renewable, light and healthy, with durability to some hazards. It is certainly a good choice for the comfort and quality of living in this daycare center. Ribbons from hard cypress will complement the white concrete for the floor. Comfort also will be reflected in the central open green space, surrounded by indoor amenities such as the bathroom, bedroom, dining room, living room, and stydy room with terrace. All together, it will constitute one big, common public room.
The Future of Multipurpose Daycare Centers
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