On Designboom a descriptive article of the project of the Shenzhen Rehabilitation Center, winner of an international competition whose jury, composed of Chinese administrators and international architects such as Peter Cook and Sou Fujimoto, has chosen, among the many received, the proposal by Stefano Boeri Architetti because of its innovative approach to disability issues. The Rehabilitation Center, in fact, will be a fully accessible and integrated building of the urban fabric in the Longhua district, adjacent to a park and directly connected with the city’s light mobility system.
“Our project opens up a new perspective on the architecture of large rehabilitation centres” says SBA founder Stefano Boeri. “This is firstly because it perceives the concept of motor and/or cognitive disability not as an example of fragility suffered by a minority of people but as a condition that is common to us all, even if only during one phase of our life. Secondly, it offers an idea of total accessibility to spaces and rehabilitation services and thirdly because in recognizing the extraordinary therapeutic quality of greenery and nature, it offers an astonishing amount of accessible green and open spaces dedicated to all different styles of rehabilitation.”
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