Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(5), pp. 2172 - 2179
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100535
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Proposal to Establish Intercultural Hub and Library in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Tuqa Aldroubi *, Aida Nayer
Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Design, Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


The idea of the library has always existed, and early libraries can be traced back to the Mesopotamians, where documents about resources were found, so there are different definitions of the idea of the library. A cultural library is not like any conventional library; it forces the visitor to engage with other cultures, and it provides the means and approaches to make activities involving others of different cultures. As a library, it also provides books from all around the world on different topics like, history, culture, customs, social, food, and even novels, so it mixes traditions in a way to make people cosmopolitan. There are other parts of the library that encourage cosmopolitanism as much as the books. The proposed space program for this project consists of six main zones namely library, education, entertainment, exhibition, administration and services. The site evaluation is performed to identify the most appropriate location for the project, which is located at Al-Naim district, intersection between Prince Sultan Road and Al-Amal Street. The project can hold cultural events in a centre and encourage reading and researching different cultures and establishing international friendships.

Library, Intercultural Hub, Culture, Reading, Friendship

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[1] Tuqa Aldroubi , Aida Nayer , "Proposal to Establish Intercultural Hub and Library in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 2172 - 2179, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100535.

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Tuqa Aldroubi , Aida Nayer (2022). Proposal to Establish Intercultural Hub and Library in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(5), 2172 - 2179. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100535.