Circulation Parti Diagram

Pontypridd Youth Centre

A community village focused on the multicultural Youth of Plasnewydd, Cardiff, a hub for social interaction and support. The scheme embodies social responsibility as a moral stance by bringing together a series of spaces advancing one’s self-understanding parallel to establishing relations within the community—a bottom-up approach towards both community cohesion and social transformation.

Interior Street Scape and Youth Forum

Interior Street Scape and Youth Forum

The scheme manipulates scale and circulation to create a street typology focusing and orienting self-growth spaces – derived from individual cores, physical and mental health, towards social activities. Hence, Sports and physical activity, are tools of growth buried within thresholds of creation and self-learning.

Case study sketches and concept Modeling

Lessons learned from Urko Sanchez’s SOS Vilage – Djibouti used in block modeling and space manipulation

Social lounge and Open group sessions

Social lounge and Open group sessions

Each block, a hut isolated in its place, is a subtle layer of increased privacy and space relations, a hierarchy of importance, and protection of the cores.

Axonometry of Youth Centre

Axonometry of Youth Centre

The center sound and stable in its context -expressed through form and materials, reflect the necessary equipment needed in the understanding of oneself. A safe foundation to build conflict-free interactions. From a dialogue with space to progressive conversations with people.

Technical Drawing x Inhabitation

Technical Drawing x Inhabitation

In reaction to the busy City Road is a vital balance – safety to promote progression within a permeable, non-institutional facility – a “neighborhood playground.” with the potential to impact the internal working model of individual community members—an inherent affordance in validating and strengthening members.

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Work Provided by Ahmed Ahmed

Email Id: AhmedAM3@cardiff.ac.uk