Olivia Cartwright has proposed a calming space for individuals who have been self-isolated (or been socially reclusive), in a stressful location – a busy railway station. For these users approaching a space like this is very intimidating, therefore a design method was required to help change the pace of the environment.
Water is prominent, positively combating stress and evoking an atmosphere of sanctuary. Interaction with water is offered through Japanese Water Therapy with warm drinking water (around 54˚C to 65˚C),provided during commuting hours. This is envisaged as a cathartic process which decreases stress and prepares individuals for their day.