SHAMS LIBRARY

Shams Library for Refugee Children

Majdel Anjar, Lebanon, 2016

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:
 DI-Lab, Department of Architecture and Design, American University of Beirut

Instructors:
 Karim Najjar, Balsam Madi, Ahmad Nouraldeen

Students:
 Betina Abi Habib, Natasha Bou Akl, Andrea Comair, Mohamad Deeb, Joseph El Jadam, Tina Najia, Mohamad Nazar, Fayssal Yatim

Design for Communities (D4C Beirut)

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

service@d4communities.org
+96170758269

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

Design for Communities (D4C Vienna)

Thinking Hand Verein zur Stärkung und Förderung sozialer Bauprojekte Eingetragener Verein

Seidlgasse 41/5A
A-1030 Vienna, Austria

service@d4communities.org
+43-1-5953408

Organizer: Rames Najjar (Founder/President)
ZVR-Zahl 1441311513