Rehabilitation Programme of 44 Schools
Istanbul, Turkey
The existing schools to be demolished were found to be not in compliance with the current seismic and fire codes in Turkey, a necessity after the devastating experience of the 1991 earthquakes. Besides, they were inadequate to provide the necessary educational spatial requirements, e.g., gyms, library, labs, common areas, etc. Almost each school looked like the other, without having an identity. So each school was designed separately within its own context in order that each building would have its own identity within its topography and the built environment. The main impact of this project will be on the younger generation: students aged 6 to 14 who can now experience high quality common spaces.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Istanbul, Turkey
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Completed 2013
298,727 m²
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Rehabilitation Programme of 44 Schools
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area restoration
urban design and development
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee