Amber the North Home is narrative with an educational purpose – Gintare Rapoport as an interior designer focuses on connecting communities to provide creative solutions with learning and immersive aspects within a spatial environment. With a great personal passion for immersive experiences, the project was driven strongly by these attributes to open a new approach to learning.
Wonder around the space whilst taking a journey through the history of the Amber, and educate yourself about North Gold whilst getting closer to cultural importance, these are the aspects Gintare Rapoport considered within the cultural exchange project to create a visual learning experience. Proposed stairs with Amber rails are the focal point that takes people through the Amber experience with the aim to answer the main questions. Where the Amber comes from? What does it look like? Where Amber can be found? Answering these questions in a visual and literal manner allows people to get closer to the real-world experience.
Rapoport’s proposal features ground floor with reception, a seating area underneath the stairs and a café area allowing people to step into the start of the journey. As the stairs take people to the first Oasis experience showing where the Amber comes from, followed by the Amber tube experience showing different types, shapes, and colours of Amber, adding the Sand Pit experience to allow people to find the Amber themselves and take the found pieces to the workshop to unravel creativity and produce unique art piece. All the experiences provide visual and sensory learning attributes suitable for multi-generations with various abilities. Within the building the explorer can feel free and comfortable by taking stairs or lift to manoeuvre easily and wonder around, finding a space for your own personal reflection whilst emerging into experiences.