Geared towards harvesting and radiating the positive emotional energy generated from the practice of soccer, our proposed strategy envelopes the soccer pitch with all activities and circulation, such that interaction and engagement with the Youth and Women’s Learning Center is an ongoing community event. One can watch a game while navigating through the building; at the same time that those seated can sense the activities taking place beyond soccer.
Employing off-the-shelf building materials to facilitate spatially inventive and environmentally sustainable strategies, this proposal seeks to prioritize a responsive approach to existing resources. Efficient use and re-use of water, waste and energy is thus fully embraced. The building's impact on the ground is minimized by elevating all classrooms and administrative spaces while enabling multiple views to the soccer field from outside, welcoming both new comers to the Center along with those simply passing by.
Equipped with a vast network of friends, allies and colleagues deeply involved in social initiatives such as this, in both Rio and abroad, we are poised to assist in fundraising efforts, and ultimately broadcast this positive thrust as a model that could be replicated around the globe.