SOS Children’s Villages Chicago: Lavezzorio Community Center

SOS Children’s Villages Chicago, Architect, Photos, Design, Location, US, Date

Lavezzorio Community Center : Chicago Architecture

Key American Building – design by Studio Gang Architects

page updated Aug 20, 2016 ; Aug 8, 2008

Lavezzorio Community Center Chicago

SOS Children’s Villages

Address: 7600 S. Parnell Chicago USA
Architect: Studio Gang Architects
Completion: 2008
Photographs: Hedrich Blessing

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Project Description

The SOS community center combines services for foster care families and neighborhood families in one building. SOS is an international not-for-profit agency committed to training foster parents and reuniting siblings.

Multi-faceted public spaces in the building encourage a range of learning opportunities and social interaction. An extra-wide stair in the lobby doubles as classroom seating and an impromptu stage for performance. A large community room on the second floor serves as classroom, exercise room and meeting space. Daycare classrooms on the ground floor are oriented around and have direct access to a sunlit outdoor play area.

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Working with budget constraints led to a design that expresses its materiality in a direct way. Concrete is layered in bands with color variation to reveal its liquid nature.

SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center Chicago images / information from Studio Gang Architects 080808

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