Well being centre for immigrant population of Helsinki

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Ståhlberg-Aalto, Freja
dc.contributor.advisor Hewidy, Hossam
dc.contributor.author Jevtic, Dragan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-16T06:23:07Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-16T06:23:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/24827
dc.description.abstract In an ever changing world, particularly in the era dominated by globalization and climate change, movement of people across borders is reaching new heights. Search for a better life, education and research resources, escape from the war or political prosecution or escape caused by severe environmental atrocities are just a few to mention causes to a global trend of migration. Even though it seems like something very acute and out of proportions actually the process itself is as old as humans. People would change the place of habitation throughout the history. Nevertheless the scale of migration has changed and the distances are stretched therefore the socio-political and economical implications are more pronounced as well as impact on the climate and environment. Accommodating and adapting for those changes is an ongoing process that requires approach in all directions and expertise of various fields. This thesis is aiming to investigate how design process can help individuals, who willingly or against their intention ended up being in a different social context, make smooth transition toward new society. The design is primarily focused on the building scale but the implications could be seen as further reaching, affecting the quality of neighbourhood livability and overall social and cultural infrastructure of the city of Helsinki. The main task was to determine how a building can have a transformative role and how built structure in general can affect metaphysical aspects of human adaptation processes that include feelings, socialization and communication, moods, comfort and so forth. Design is largely rooted in the quality of location and choice of building program that form a solid ground for the experiment to be successful. The site of this fictional project is placed in Kallio district of Helsinki. Its proximity to the city centre, the availability of services, high population density, social and political diversity and over all charm of the place are all the factors that support the idea of inclusive society that encourages human interaction and welcomes diversity and new ways of living and being. To further strengthen the idea of integration, the choice of room program has a nudge effect that informally and seemingly unintentionally boosts human interaction. en
dc.format.extent 74
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Well being centre for immigrant population of Helsinki en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.subject.keyword well being en
dc.subject.keyword diversity en
dc.subject.keyword integration en
dc.subject.keyword social cohesion en
dc.subject.keyword contact en
dc.subject.keyword informal sociability en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201703163040
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Huttunen, Hannu
dc.programme fi
dc.location P1 Ark A folio


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