RICDB (Rising Centre for Deaf and Blind)
Together we build up knowledge
Student: Anny Ahmad
Project Type: Centre for Deaf and Blind
Rising Centre for Deaf and Blind (RICDB), located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is designed to create a learning and fun interacting space for deaf and blind students and their families so that they get in touch with society and brighten up their future. In addition, the centre aims to increase their job prospects by offering additional activity areas which are not offered in schools or other learning centres. The design concept emerged from abstracting the rubik’s cube to create a space where the users will feel open and comfortable with clean and clear organization and pops of chosen rubik's cube colors but in different shades. Playful geometric shapes are used along the spaces and design elements to form simple yet complex spaces to entertain the users. Utilizing elements like walls and courtyard which is existing, along with use of a mixture of different texture and materials help users to differentiate the space as most of them have either hearing or vision problem. The design plays several sensory elements such as braille and light and shadow to form different experiences throughout the journey and to build the users knowledge guiding them through several aspects including wayfinding.