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Project: "New Horizon"
Company:Savannah College of Art and Design
Designer(s): Styrbjörn Torell, United States
Category: Architecture Categories, Student
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Entry Description: BE KIND, FOR EVERYONE YOU MEET IS FIGHTING A HARD BATTLE. - PLATO In the wake of the recent economic recession, people are still struggling to get back on their feet. Finding a job straight out of college has been increasingly difficult, leading to a growth in youth homelessness. To be homeless already at an early age, before even getting a chance to prove oneself in society can have devastating effects on mental health. Undeniably this will lead to a negative trend, difficult to break. New Horizon responds to this upcoming social issue by redefining the typology for homeless shelters. By combining a restaurant, affordable housing, and a culinary school in the heart of Jacksonville, New Horizon gives homeless youth an unprecedented opportunity to find their way back to society. Through its emphasis on a close connection to the street, the building acts as a gateway to the local community.

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