A Springtime Place: Youth Center a non-formal learning
A youth center is a place where the primary objective is to meet the needs of young people in a community. the mission of a youth center is to encourage people to become critical, active and responsible citizens by providing facilities for their development. the center will offer a safe, lively and structured environment where people participate in different activities.
the youth center will act as a civic hub which will represent our culture and our society. Therefore, this place will be relaxing, inspirational while providing spaces for gathering and socialize. public access to the building should be formal, easily found and accessible with appropriate fire safety provisions. vehicular access should be planned with peak loads and ample drop off and pick up areas to avoid excessive queuing and waiting time. all facilities should be accessible to the physically challenged. they should also be designed with sustainability in mind, i.e. using materials that will last and is less harmful to environment.
My concept was- “transition through the spaces”. as we all know that youth is the development phase between the adulthood and childhood. so, we can consider it as a transitional period. however, i focused on three indicators to ensure the transition. firstly, interactive open spaces, grand plaza with open court serves as the interactive open space. secondly, visual connectivity, voids in floor plate and also the green terraces are open toward the center court make sure the visual connectivity. and thirdly, breakout spaces, some open and shaded green terraces serve as a place to relax.
Participant- Arif Anjum Touhid, 16 series, Department of Architecture, RUET
Mentor- Md. Asaduzzaman, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, RUET