BE KIND, FOR EVERYONE YOU MEET IS FIGHTING A
In the wake of the recent economic recession, people
are still struggling to get back on their feet. Finding a
job straight out of college has been increasingly
difficult, leading to a growth in youth homelessness.
To be homeless already at an early age, before even
getting a chance to prove oneself in society can have
devastating effects on mental health. Undeniably this
will lead to a negative trend, difficult to break.
New Horizon responds to this upcoming social issue
by redefining the typology for homeless shelters. By
combining a restaurant, affordable housing, and a
culinary school in the heart of Jacksonville, New
Horizon gives homeless youth an unprecedented
opportunity to find their way back to society. Through
its emphasis on a close connection to the street, the
building acts as a gateway to the local community.