Creating a Sense of Shelter and Belonging: One Life to Love
NBRSARCHITECTURE is excited to be partnering with Architects Without Frontiers (AWF) on an inspiring project in Delhi, India.
One Life to Love (OL2L) is a refuge for special needs children founded in 2013 by Courtney Deacon Lalotra who was volunteering in the slums of Delhi. When she saw thousands of abandoned and neglected children with special needs, Courtney gave up her ‘cozy life’ in the USA and began rescuing children from the streets, opening the ‘Home of Hope’ to house and care for them.
OL2L has a long-term vision of setting up a self-sustaining Green Campus as an oasis for disadvantaged children, women and animals and this is where NBRS comes in. The brief is for a centre which will specifically cater to children and adults with special needs, while running an education facility for migrant children, a women-run production line for sanitary pads, an animal rescue centre, an organic vegetable farm and a community health clinic.
Andrew Duffin, Chairman at NBRS said: “As architects of the green campus for One Life to Love in Delhi, we can assist by creating an environment that supports a sense of shelter and belonging for homeless and disadvantaged children and widows.
The impact of our design on people’s lives is the priority of our work.”
To hear about the humanitarian work Architects Without Frontiers undertake and to hear more about the One Life To Love project check out AWF’s latest newsletter.