At the centre of the facility is a threshold whirlpool (1) of cultural exchange. Architectonically, the threshold is composed of scattering layers of translucent planes to give the illusion of colourful bodies floating between the personal enlightenment space above and the courtyard below. Personal enlightenment (a space of clarity) offers a serene and peaceful retreat from migration stresses so individuals can gradually make sense of their new environment. At the heart is a shared courtyard where the energy generated from the mixing of cultures pools and settles.
- Whirlpool is the metaphorical mixing of people. It’s vibrant, active and where conversations/ ideas are overlapped and interlaced. The spatial dynamic of the whirlpool mixes the social dynamics of the community.