Little Village Community Center
Little Village Community Center responds to the unique existing site section; a result of its past industrial use and present status as an EPA Superfund site.
The Little Village Community Center provides diverse programming for both youth and seniors, the two populations most under-served in the community.
The center also negotiates the unique existing site section, a result of an EPA intervention to cap the toxic soil on the site. This cap creates an “unnatural” landscape, distant to human scale and reminiscent of its industrial past.
Form and materiality of the envelope provides additional, adaptable programming which invites the Little Village population to enjoy the future park surrounding the Community Center.