Earthen Education in Iraq

School reinterpreting vernacular architecture

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    Main school library building and public plaza. The architectural language takes after local construction techniques and materials and adapts them for more durable future structures. The facilities in the school are designed to be accessed and used by the local community.

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    Aerial view of project, showcasing the modular buildings of the school complex in the Iraqi Marshes. The modules are adapted from the local arched structures traditionally built, using locally-sourced materials.

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    Interlocking adjacent structures, spaces are distinctly divided between service and served functions.

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    Open public spaces, gathering areas and landscaping take up the majority of the site.

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    Classroom interior, rammed earth material is showcased as daylight penetrates the space.

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    Library interior featuring an indoor courtyard, woven reed screens and floor-to-ceiling shelves.

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  • Next generation Next Generation 4th prize 2020–2021 Middle East Africa

An educational complex in Basra to revive the architectural and cultural value of Mesopotamian Marshes.

Earthen Education in Iraq

Project authors

  • Earthen Education in Iraq
    Noor Marji

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