Research Institute of Theory and History of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Creation of child-friendly game space for communication and socialization of children with disabilities, as a playground to play with children with unlimited and limited physical and mental disabilities, autistics and children with Down syndrome. The content of these sites will be suitable, convenient and interesting for all groups of children, thus there will be the integration of special children with peer society through the joint play and chat.
We want to break down stereotypes and fears of special children and help them to feel like everyone else. Let the children with the features and without them play together, learn of tolerance, appreciate each other. In Ukraine, the question of the relation to the special children is acute - they have no place to play, they are communicating only with the parents and in the best case among themselves in special boarding schools.
There is a project of gaming space with the necessary set of gaming locations, taking into account the features of all children. User-friendly and cheerful design is developed with the participation of child psychologists and rehabilitators. It will be interesting to any child on this site. It is planned to implement such a space in the conditions of the city of Kiev; to carry out activities there to attract children to the playground and to initiate collaborative games.
Now we have a preliminary design project. We want to develop a working draft, including a parametric 3D model for the possibility of adapting to any urban space ; to choose, together with child psychologists and rehabilitators play equipment; to create social advertising video, popularizing the idea of cooperative games between special and other children; to built the first site of this type. Disseminate our project in other cities of Ukraine and Europe.
The project is intended for games and recreation for children and families.
The goal of our work - qualitative improvement in the integration of special children in our society. The popularization of the idea of the value of any human for the society. Adaptation of children with limited physical and mental abilities, autistics and children with Down syndrome - all the special children. Ability to families with special and other children to make friends, socialize and have fun together.The project involves the using of the recycled car tires to cover the site.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
The main costs of the project are: the development of a parametric model of the site and the work of the design documentation is 10,000 Euros; construction of gaming space is 25,000 Euros; the purchase of equipment for skiing and games suitable for special and other children is 10,000 Euros; shooting of social advertising video and promoting this idea in all possible ways in Europe countries (may be conferences) is 5,000 Euros.
We are looking forward to the exchange of experience in designing children's playgrounds and technology of adaptation special children among their peers at urban space.