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Multigenerational centre in Gland - third prize
The main concept behind the whole project is the desire to activate spots of potential relationships between the inhabitants of the building, the neighborhood and the users of the kindergarten, while avoiding conflicts among the different groups. Different functions are comprised within the same building. In this unit, each program is interpreted by a spatial configuration and volume coherent with its purpose. The ground floor, which accommodates the public services (kindergarten, medical office and multipurpose room) and the entrance to the apartments, is identified by translucent white U-glass. The three different volumes superimposed to the ground floor, introduce a smaller scale. They allude to the image and to the meaning of a village in which the housing units are clearly identifiable and community relationships are easier to establilish.