A closer look at the world spells out untold stories, gaps in seemingly perfect living conditions and commonalities between the gaps drawing up a bigger picture of need. One side of city life is one of vibrant living, global exposure, activities and financial growth. The other side is one estranged from native roots and community support systems. Without regional community systems, parents with young children often find themselves overwhelmed by the responsibility that comes with the initial phases of parenthood and are pushed to isolation with little time for themselves. The realization led me to look for ways in which design can improve the lives of parents in similar situations around the world through the design of a “PARENT-CHILD COMMUNITY CENTER” with facilities to support parents to pursue their personal interests, interact with other parents and use the time to re-establish their own personal identities beyond a single role.

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