Brief: Design a transition centre for homeless youth with housing and other facilities that would equip them with skills for independent living.
The site is located in Toronto, Canada. On any given night, 1500-2000 youth are homeless in Toronto city. Nearly half of the population of homeless youth is faced with mental issues, addiction, or physical disability. The youth shelters are reaching their maximum occupancy capacity and the demand for this typology has risen.
The well-being of young people is a priority. Homeless people often face prejudice in society so it is necessary that the centre design is in harmony with its neighbouring context. The spatial design must be flexible, low maintenance, and economical to host multiple users over short durations. It will be occupied for not more than 1 year.