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
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.
Lessons learned from Urko Sanchez’s SOS Vilage – Djibouti used in block modeling and space manipulation
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
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
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.
Work Provided by Ahmed Ahmed
Email Id: AhmedAM3@cardiff.ac.uk