"We are truly amazed at and grateful for the work put in so far by NBRS and AWF. The pandemic has definitely thrown us through a loop, but I am very hopeful and excited for this vision to become a reality!"
One Life to Love is a US/ Indian NGO which operates a refuge for special needs children in New Delhi. It was founded in 2013 by Courtney Deacon Lalotra who was volunteering in the slums of Delhi. When she saw thousands of abandoned and neglected children with special needs Courtney gave up her ‘cozy life’ in the USA and began rescuing children from the streets, opening the current ‘Home of Hope’ to house and care for them.
One Life to Love contacted AWF early in 2020 to discuss their vision of setting up a self-sustaining Green Campus as an oasis disadvantaged children, women and animals. The brief is for a centre which will specifically house children & young adults with special needs, while running an education facility for the children of migrant workers, a women-run production line for sanitary pads, an animal rescue centre, an organic farm and a community health clinic.
AWF Network Partner NBRSArchitecture took up the challenge to prepare a masterplan and concept design for the campus to facilitate costing and fundraising for the project.
NBRS Chairman Andrew Duffin explains that ‘the core of NBRSARCHITECTURE is about creating life changing environments. As architects of the green campus for One Life to Love in Delhi we can assist by creating an environment which supports a sense of shelter and belonging for homeless and disadvantaged children and widows. The impact of our design on people’s lives is the priority of our work.’
The initial masterplan and visualisation is now completed. We eagerly await the next stage of this important project.
Status: Phase 1 (Concept) Completed