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