An animal sanctuary for sheep
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In the vast meadowland of Gotland sits the structure which is a part of the horizontal landscape found on site. The built landscape is inhabited by an animal sanctuary for sheep based on The Five Freedoms that outline five aspects of animal welfare under human control, developed in response to a 1965 UK Government report on livestock husbandry. The five freedoms for animal welfare: 1. Freedom from hunger and thirst - by ready access to fresh water and diet to maintain health and vigor. 2. Freedom from discomfort - by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area. 3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease - by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment. 4. Freedom to express normal behaviour - by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal´s own kind. 5. Freedom from fear and distress - by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering. In the project there is a spatial potential for coexistence between human and animal. The architecture offers particular transitions between the inside and the outside, and can be read as a spectral structure that ranges from the maximum to the minimum of space. It is a framework for inhabitation, and a roof, walls, floors, ramps/stairs and foundation are added to facilitate for the everyday life for the human and the animal. The roof handles the rainwater and the sun. The walls control the wind. The foundation helps the structure meet the ground. The floors facilitate for movement. The stairs and the ramps give access to the structure.