Girl Shelter

Architectural design and construction.

Location: León, México

Year: 1994

This shelter house has capacity for a total of 80 children. They offer day and night shelter. Their installations have bed rooms, living rooms, studio areas, nursery, dinning hall, kitchen, rest rooms and service areas. The main outline of the building closes to the west and opens to the east with the main patio and gives the upper level great views to the neighboring park. In ground floor there is a multi purpose room for manual activities and cinema projections. The spaces for the nuns who run the place are located in the upper level besides the main dormitory as well as the service area which is resolved inside a 8 meter diameter cylinder which serves visually to end and contain the main façade.