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Jose Diaz

Jose Diaz

Lynwood, CA, US

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RIVERSIDE MENTAL TRANSITION HOSPITAL
RIVERSIDE MENTAL TRANSITION HOSPITAL
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RIVERSIDE MENTAL TRANSITION HOSPITAL

This is my final graduating design project at Cal Poly Pomona. I decided to design a Mental Health Hospital that would focus on the transition process of it's patients from the "Institution" back into society.

If re-assimilation is my goal, why not place the hospital right in the midst of "society?"

By choosing a site in suburban Riverside I created a scenario set on using architecture to investigate the pros and cons that may result. The building itself creates layers of heightened responsibility (in other words: Transition) ranging from areas of higher security to lower security. 

The built environment of a psychiatric hospital is an important part of the rehabilitation process. It can determine comfort, social interaction and even encourage a transition back into the regular dealings of everyday life.

This project is my response...

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Riverside, CA, US

 
SITE PLAN
SITE PLAN
CONCEPT
CONCEPT
MODULE DIAGRAM
MODULE DIAGRAM
FLOOR 1
FLOOR 1
FLOOR 2
FLOOR 2
FLOOR 3
FLOOR 3
CROSS SECTION
CROSS SECTION
LONGITUDINAL SECTION
LONGITUDINAL SECTION

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