The Calm Zone or An Ceantar Ciúin is located in the Old College Bar building in UCC and is a space designed to be a place of respite and calm for students, and in particular students on the autism spectrum.
This was a collaborative project across UCC with Kirsten Hurley as the project lead.
Linda Horgan from the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy provided valuable contributions as a specialist in environmental design for specific needs
For more information on the calm zone please follow this link.
The Calm Zone is currently featured in the Venice Architectural Biennale in a show titled “Autistic Imaginaries of Architectural Space”, which showcases architecture through the lens of autism.