Public space for youth

Samira Sheikholeslami
ARC605 | Spring 2015

ROCINHA-RIO-BRAZIL | Brazilian culture can be explored through their music, dance, color, and playing soccer. The busy, lively streets and alleyways give the place its own personality and identity, and the residents have a great way of smiling despite the hardship being faced on a daily basis. The design approach provides residents with a variety of benefits for youths to celebrate, watch, dance, and play soccer in the easily accessible place from the main stairs of the neighborhood. The public space also acts as a suitable location for mobilizing a community on equal ground and can nurture diverse hobbies.