This shelter in one of Thane's slums was established for abandoned children of sex workers to provide them with a safe residential space. Today 30 girls reside here ranging in ages from 3-16.The center also functions as a community space hosting events for senior citizens, women and infants.
The architct's task was to completely redesign the existing center to respond to the needs of its diverse users, climatic challenges and tight site constraints. The ensuing plan is kept simple to maximize on the efficient use of areas with creative solutions applied to in-fills, facades and stairways. What results is an efficiently planned functional space served by playful interactive areas for recreation.