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Day Labor Station
Winner - Platinum
Designer: Liz Ogbu
Company / Organization / School: Public Architecture
Day laborers’ role in the informal economy has forced them to occupy spaces meant for other uses, such as street corners, gas stations, and home improvement store parking lots. The Day Labor Station is a project that we are developing to address the needs of a community that traditionally has not had access to quality design environments. Public Architecture is interested in the design, planning, and social justice issues raised by day laborer gathering places. The station is a simple, flexible structure that can be deployed at these informal day labor locations. It is a self-sustaining project that will utilize green materials and strategies and will exist primarily--if not completely--off the grid.