community centre prokshino
Competition proposal for kindergarten and community centre.
Moscow, Prokshino. 2022
For the community centre in Prokshino we propose to unify the two principal program functions (kindergarten and community centre proper) within a single building placed furthermost from the waterfront. Thus a significant part of the territory remains a green park space free of buildings. Dictated to a large extent by limits of the plot and local regulations, the building openly manifests its functional layout. Amphitheatres, both internal and external, give the centre a recognisable shape and a memorable image. An unintended likeness of the longitudinal elevation to that of a crocodile resolves any possible issues with naming and branding of the community centre, what with its juvenile content as well as the ever present character of a stern but kind crocodile in many Russian books for children.