Youth Club - Space for Exploration and Develpoment
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This thesis explores how a building and its spatial qualities can promote unorganized social activities for young people in Bjerke, Oslo. It highlights the youth club as a contributor to the rising demand for diverse leisure offerings in an area that is expecting massive urban development and extensive growth both in housing and population. Today’s strict building codes require buildings to use climate-neutral and local materials. This implies that we should use building materials differently when constructing new buildings. The impending development of Bjerke, Oslo, involves substantial excavation works. This thesis explores whether these excavated masses can be used as building material for a youth club. The point of departure was to design a building that contextually re-frames its urban context while also investigating its materiality and layout. The thesis proposes to build a youth club with rammed earth; that will be a space for social gatherings with little to no predefined activity.