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shams library for refugee children

Majdel Anjar, Lebanon


DI-Lab, Department of Architecture and Design, American University of Beirut
Karim Najjar, Balsam Madi, Ahmad Nouraldeen
Betina Abi Habib, Natasha Bou Akl, Andrea Comair, Mohamad Deeb, Joseph El Jadam, Tina Najiar, Mohamad Nazar, Fayssal Yatim

DI-Lab teamed up with the Kayany Foundation and AUB’s CCECS, who are currently operating the Majdel Anjar School for refugees, to integrate a library as an informal learning area that would benefit from passive climatic design strategies capable of optimizing learning conditions.

Developed as a deployable system, the structure was designed with relocation and cost-efficiency in mind. The interdisciplinary team of students and professionals applied their action-oriented approach by placing design experimentation and innovation at the core of the creative process.

Design for Communities (D4C Beirut)

Sadat Street, Aramouny Building, Floor 2
Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon


Organizer: Karim Najjar (Founder/President)
Ministry of Interior Affairs, Lebanon Reg. Nr. 2062