- Federal Youth Authority
- 48,000 sq ft
- Program Duration
- 20 weeks
- Bleuhaus Group
The projectThe Youth Hub is envisioned as a multi-purpose community space for the UAE’s youth to connect and create opportunities for collaboration and recreation. The Federal Youth Authority’s first Youth Hub in Dubai was established in 2017 and is designed for young entrepreneurs, researchers, programmers and media professionals.
The new hub in Abu Dhabi, which is housed in a three-storey building near Mina Zayed, features an open floor plan with movable enclosures and no walls. The design encourages collaboration and diverse use of space.
As the building was vacant for over 10 years, ISG had to demolish the base build, including elements which are not required in the new layout. Afterwards, ISG installed different types of space partitions, sourced and built custom-made joinery items of specific size and shape. The bespoke elements were inspired by the unique design of the building exterior. ISG also navigated the complex task of installing seamless custom terrazzo flooring to complement the open design concept, having the flooring pre-cast, polished, and ground without joints.
In close coordination with the client, bespoke design alternations were suggested and delivered, often onsite, while managing revisions to accommodate last-minute reviews to custom items and finishings.