Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(3A), pp. 67 - 76
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101309
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Design and Planning of Retirement Knowledge Exchange Center

Nora Saleh Al Merdas *
Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Design, Effat University, Qasr Khuzam St., Kilo. 2, Old Mecca Road. P.O.BOX 34689, Jeddah 21478, Saudi Arabia


The pensioners' center is generally defined as a center designed specifically for the gathering of retirees from various fields, providing services for them, including places to spend their leisure time in a pleasant way, workshops, consulting and public services. The center aims to improve the culture, awareness and knowledge of the affairs of retirees, their status and abilities, and the importance of respecting and maintaining their rights. This study proposed four main zones for the project, namely administration, entertainment, cultural, and services. The site evaluation was conducted and the most appropriate site is located on King Abdulaziz road, one of the major streets in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In addition to this, the center also promoted their responsibilities, corrected the stereotypes of retirees and emphasized the importance of their past achievements and their expectations of the present and the future. Their contributions may be inexhaustible experience that can be used for future development.

Retirement, Pensioner, Exchange, Knowledge, Awareness, Culture

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Nora Saleh Al Merdas , "Design and Planning of Retirement Knowledge Exchange Center," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 3A, pp. 67 - 76, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101309.

(b). APA Format:
Nora Saleh Al Merdas (2022). Design and Planning of Retirement Knowledge Exchange Center. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(3A), 67 - 76. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101309.