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GSAPP RELAXATION STATION

The main purpose of our installation is to transform the current underutilized common study space of Avery 100 into a relaxation area for Columbia GSAPP students. It creates an opportunity for them to take a break between courses or their studies to relax, reduce their anxiety levels, and increase their state of mindfulness. Relaxation can be triggered in many ways, but we will be focusing on comfort, lighting, sound, and visual aspects. An installation of nylon bags will create a “cloud” connected to the ceiling and combined with the appropriate lighting to create the feeling, for visitors, of releasing by decompressing the pressure and intensity of their daily life. At the same time, light fabrics will differentiate and enclose the space, creating smaller private spaces. The screen located in the space will display images/videos for visual relaxation, while a QR code will enable the visitors to manage the music they will listen to. Posters and signs will advertise the station all over the GSAPP building, attracting students to experience the GSAPP Relaxation station and its dynamics.