A children's home for the victims of the tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka: A housing prototype for relief from natural disasters
Lopez, Felisa R.
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THESIS STATEMENT Bringing Hope by providing a Home in Sri Lanka The creation of a home for many orphaned children will provide the region of Sri Lanka a form of rebirth from the tsunami tragedy. This home will be rooted in the essence of Sri Lankan history and culture. Through ideas of Critical Regionalism, a prototype will be designed that is easily constructed and feasible to fund. This space, created for the children of Sri Lanka will provide a new sense of home: a part of home that was lost. It will be a space that builds on the spirit of their identity: who they are and where they come from. FACILITY STATEMENT The facility the project aims to achieve is a children's home. This facility is in response to disasters, natural or man made, and will try to become a prototype for the region when in need of immediate shelter. CONTEXT STATEMENT The site for this facility is a region in Sri Lanka that was hit by the Tsunami of 2004. This region is located in the Southern part of Sri Lanka. The site is in a tropical monsoon climate zone. The land itself comprises low-lying valleys from the elevated area of Rakvana Massif.