The Hospitality Hub of Memphis works to help people exit homelessness. Their staff leverage decades of combined experience to identify challenges faced by their homeless clients and works with them to implement solutions that best suit their needs. The Hub and Nature Sacred collaborated to bring 3 Sacred Places to the Hub’s new building, ensuring space for peace, contemplation, and healing was incorporated into every facet of the campus design from the get-go.
The Day Plaza is the first space of its kind, a welcoming nature space where those experiencing homelessness can linger comfortably in without worry of being shooed away. Gentle mounds vary ground elevations that translate into a visually appealing and comfortably enclosed space; a small pathway winding through trees leads to a Nature Sacred bench. A promenade links the plaza to food trucks that offer free meals to clients. On-site wash and water refill stations provide for visitors’ practical needs. Other design elements include an amphitheater, flexible and prolific seating, hammocks, and play features.
Jay Graham, Nature Sacred Design Advisor, Moody Graham Landscape Architects
Maddie Hoagland-Hanson, Moody Graham Landscape Architects