Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(3A), pp. 77 - 85
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101310
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Design Plan for Children's Library and Edutainment Center

Basma Mustafa Al Hamed *
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 children's library is a vibrant and attractive place designed to stimulate developing ideas. It provides children with educational, entertaining and cultural resources, including a large number of picture books, story books, non-fiction books and multimedia materials in multiple languages. Users can relax and read together in the outdoor children's garden, because it is a center of entertaining. The main purpose of the children's library is to increase literacy, share knowledge and obtain books, and then lend these books to the community for education and entertainment. It also allows children to share the book together instead of everyone having to buy their own copy. The main areas of the proposed project include the Discovery Center, the library, the administrative area, the skill area and the entertainment area. The site evaluation criteria considered include site capacity, accessibility, noise level, security and safety, visibility, location and environment, public facilities, shape/proportion, and future development plans. Therefore, the site of the project is located in the Al Nahda district of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. All in all, the project developed facilities and environments, and created opportunities to learn skills and spread culture.

Library, Edutainment Center, Educational, Recreational, Cultural Resources

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[1] Basma Mustafa Al Hamed , "Design Plan for Children's Library and Edutainment Center," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 3A, pp. 77 - 85, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101310.

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Basma Mustafa Al Hamed (2022). Design Plan for Children's Library and Edutainment Center. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(3A), 77 - 85. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101310.