WADA 2019 Health & Recreation

Monk Andrews Rehabilitation Center by Artytechs

Monk Andrew’s Rehabilitation Center is being built (the construction began in 2018 and is managed within the donated funds) in the village of Dighomi near Tbilisi, Georgia, on the state-owned land. The construction Upon the decision of the Georgian Government, a plot of land was transferred into ownership of the Monk Andrew’s Foundation. The Foundation received 6493 m2 of non-agricultural plot of land free of charge temporary ownership (for 20 years) for charitable purposes. The Foundation plans to expand its activities and provide its beneficiaries with better accommodation.

World Architecture & Design Awards 2019
First Award | Category: Health & Recreation
Architects: Darejan Shatashvili
Studio: Artytechs
Team: Daduna Shatashvili (Lead architect) Natia Cheishvili (junior architect) David Khidureli (junior architect)
Country: Georgia
Website: www.artytechs.ge

This is a charity project managed together with public and private sectors. The main function of the building is to ensure rehabilitation of children suffering from solid tumors. The architectural goal was to create an environment for children where they could adapt to the rehabilitation environment and realize their capabilities. The Rehabilitation Center includes 20 bedrooms where children can stay with their parents during the rehabilitation period. According to age groups, common spaces are available, places where they can paint and play, spaces for exercises and massage therapy, med examination rooms, emergency care and a dining room. The project also envisages setting up a greenhouse, where children can harvest the crops, to provide rehabilitation center with certain products. The interior and exterior of the building is designed to create a fun and fairy-tale environment for children. The project is drafted in compliance with all mandatory standards

Monk Andrew’s Foundation was established in 2012 and is named in honor of Monk Andrew (Nugzar Milorava) who died of cancer at an early age. The Foundation aims to facilitate the children with cancer as well as their families. The Foundation provides its beneficiaries with the necessary information and guidance, offers the active drug treatment, rehabilitation, housing, leisure, food, transportation and protection for free. As the representatives of the Monk Andrew’s Foundation state, following its establishment three years ago, the Foundation is able to support a hundred children and their families. With the active support of the Monk Andrew’s Foundation full medical research of several children was managed.

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