Vorial is a skate-based-therapy lab aimed at changing children’s exercise patterns using action sports experiences to facilitate fitness, confidence, competition, and self esteem.
Skating as adventure therapy creates a progressive activity that is fun and intrinsically motivating.The lab is built in the shell of a 1930’s apartment building located in Los Angeles. The program maintained that the exterior of the building be left whole. The facade section has applied interpretations of the ramps within and a graphic symbology of skateboard wheels. The containing walls of the lab create a shell: the floor, walls, and ceiling the same and the undulating concrete skate ramps carve out the volume within.
Area _ 6000 sqft
Year _ 2006