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‘Lighthouse’ Moscow Children’s Hospice

‘Lighthouse’ Moscow Children’s Hospice

When developing an architectural concept of a children’s hospice, we referred to a heart-piercing story of a Japanese girl Sadako Sasaki from Hiroshima. Her diagnosis was unpromising – leukemia, but a 12-year old girl believed in a legend that if you created 1,000 origami cranes, then you’d be able to make any wish. Unfortunately, she has managed to make only 644 cranes, but from that moment on those origami figures have become a symbol of hope and piece.

The winner of the open charity architectural contest
Проект 1 московского детского хосписа 2013 г., победитель
2013
Russia, Moscow
3,146 m2
Built

The foreside is coated with brick, which is associated with home. The brick has a creatively different texture and is placed down in an interesting drawing. There are brick-size illuminators fixed between the bricks in some foreside parts. They are invisible in the daytime, but gleam at nighttime standing for internal light and emotional warmth of all people concerned with the hospice.

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Project team
  • Amir Idiatulin
  • Andrey Sidorov
  • Ravil Murakov
  • Polina Tsybenko
  • Pavel Khegay