Sharjah, United Arab Emirates | Completed 2013
The youth center was conceived to fulfill a pressing need within the community comprising 500 families residing on the campus. This dynamic space was designed to cater to the diverse interests and recreational requirements of the youth. It encompasses various facilities, including a skate park, climbing wall, music room, games area, library, and administrative offices.
The inclusion of a skate park provides an exciting and engaging outdoor space for young individuals to pursue their passion for skateboarding. It offers a safe environment for them to practice and showcase their skills while fostering a sense of community among fellow enthusiasts.
The climbing wall serves as an exhilarating activity area, encouraging physical fitness, agility, and adventure. It provides an opportunity for youth to challenge themselves and develop their climbing abilities while promoting a sense of accomplishment and teamwork.
The music room caters to young musicians and aspiring artists, offering a dedicated space for them to explore their creativity. It provides access to musical instruments, recording equipment, and a soundproof environment where they can practice and express themselves through music.
To promote social interaction and friendly competition, a games area is incorporated into the youth center. This space features various recreational activities such as table tennis, foosball, and other popular games, providing opportunities for friendly matches and fostering a sense of camaraderie among the youth.
Recognizing the importance of education and learning, the youth center includes a library where young individuals can access a wide range of books, fostering a love for reading and intellectual development.
Administrative offices are also part of the youth center, facilitating the smooth functioning of the facility. These offices serve as a hub for organizing activities, managing resources, and coordinating events within the center.
Overall, the youth center addresses the specific needs and desires of the community's young population. It provides a safe and inclusive space where they can engage in recreational activities, pursue their interests, foster friendships, and enhance their personal development.
Undertaken by Shwan Alhashimi during his tenure as development director at AUS