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PROJECT SUMMARY

Self-contained day labor station

In many US cities day laborers use street corners as informal hiring sites. For hours on end they wait by the roadside and in parking lots, often in the hot sun and without any amenities, in the hope of securing a day’s work for a day’s pay.

The Self-contained day labor station aims to improve the life quality of those who find themselves on the edge of the American Dream.

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“A minimal physical urbanistic intervention with benefits that extend to a larger social context” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Benefits extended to a larger social context
 
“Innovation” prize for Self-contained day labor station in San Francisco, USA
 
Silver Award for a self-contained day labor station in San Francisco
 
“A simple and convincing approach” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2008 for North America
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Project Details
Location
San Francisco, USA
Authors
Liz Ogbu
MAIN AUTHOR
Liz Ogbu
Public Architecture, USA
John Peterson
FURTHER AUTHORS
John Peterson
Public Architecture, USA
Prizes
Awards
Silver 2008
North America
Awards
Innovation prize 2009
Global
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