Dom Pod Lipami
The construction of „Dom pod Lipami” began in 2008. The Governor of Jaroslaw, Mr Tadeusz Chrzan, donated a hectare of land in Radymno, near Jaroslaw, for the building of a new children’s care home. After more than ﬁve years, in January 2017, the children moved into a beautiful, colourful and invitig „Dom pod Lipami”. This is how they called their imagined and long-awaited house.
During the oﬃcial opening of “Dom pod Lipami”, in gratitude for the opening of the new house, the children prepared numerous artistic performances. Their main message to „Nasza Fundacja” and all the donors was a quotation from the book „The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint- Exupery: „YOU LOST SO MUCH TIME FOR ME THAT I FEEL IMPORTANT”. This is exactly what we wanted to achieve. The aim of our project was to create a welcoming, joyful home that included an oﬃce and the appropriate technical, recreational, scientific, dining and kitchen facilities.
The entire plot of land where the “Dom pod Lipami” was built has been developed for accompanying functions, such as a volleyball, basketball and soccer pitch, a playground for younger children, a designated place for a bonﬁre with seating around it, a parking lot, gravel and paved paths and access to the facilities and the parking lot for 16 cars. It was all completed with maximum respect for the existing greenery and new plantings. The property is supplied with gas, electricity, water from the municipal network, and a sewerage system. The building was designed as an irregular block – oblong in shape, matching the shape of the plot and the world directions. It is composed of 3 parts. On the west side, there is a sleeping area (ground and ﬁrst ﬂoor), while the middle section consists of common spaces: a dining room and a common room on the ﬁrst ﬂoor, with light partition systems that can create one large common space.
On the ﬁrst ﬂoor there are kitchenettes for older children, playrooms, group and individual therapy rooms, and a computer room. On the east side of the building, on the second ﬂoor there is a technical kitchen, staﬀ oﬃces and a guest room. Throughout the building there are 13 double bedrooms, one large four-bedroom, and 14 bathrooms for children.
Above the residential and recreational part of the house, there is a gable roof that creates an attic with the height necessary for possible future uses, such as dance classes and theatre activities.