soccer in the streets - tiny classroom 

Atlanta, GA 

The mission of Soccer in the Streets is aimed at being an organization dedicated to the personal growth and development of underprivileged children throughout the city of Atlanta, with the goal of providing well-structured athletics and academic assistance for those involved in the program.  As the organization continues to expand and strengthen its roles throughout the city, the necessity for innovative, efficient, and flexible learning space has become a reality.  The proposed solutions were all generated around the ideas of community, teamwork, personal growth, and enjoyment, as a way to provide a temporary structure located at MARTA’ s Five Points station and servicing the athletic and academic goals of Soccer in the Streets.  BLUR Workshop, in collaboration with Smith Dalia, and Pattern R+D, generated multiple concepts in order to provide a range of classroom solutions.

THE LEARNING KIT- Option 2

The limited footprint and multi-purposed program drove this proposal to a solution inspired by the iconic Swiss Army Knife. The design provides a protective shell structure that secures the classroom proper when closed and opens to accommodate various programmatic needs. The knife's literal folding action, as well as an interest in duplicate functions, suggested incorporating fold-away elements and concentric storage.

    

PROJECT STATISTICS

200 SQFT
CLASSROOM
TICKETING RECEPTION
GAME ROOM
BATHROOM

 

PROJECT TEAM      

NATALIE IMRAN
DAVID MOORE
ROBERT WOODHURST (SMITH DALIA) 
JENNIFER BURT (SMITH DALIA) 
 

CLIENT

SOCCER IN THE STREETS
R+D PATTERN