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Jastar Youth Center

Astana, Kazakhstan

Jastar Youth Center has two main functions; culture and sports for young people of Kazakhstan. These two functions are very different from each other which creates a tension of the programme as; static/dynamic, mind/body, creativity/activity, quite/loud like a ying/yang pattern. When these functions -even though are very different from each other- become one, they become whole and improve mankind. Their physical requirements are also very different than each other, but to build visual links in between various functions will aslo improve the whole experience of the center. So in the circulation pattern we choose to put functions on top of each other with adaquate spaces and void in between to provide the privacy while maintaining the visible link in between.