International Academy Amman (IAA)
Amman, Jordan
This school fosters a didactic environment that holds emotional intelligence and liquid thinking to be as important as textbooks. Conceived of as a "garden village" with soft landscaping and light tensile fabric shelters, it includes both primary and secondary schools. All the buildings’ skylines unite in expression through their wind-catching towers. They offer natural light, natural breeze and water fountains along the internal circulation. Stone is used as a primary material for cladding, rough-cut and assembled densely to reflect the vernacular, and also laid out sharply and laid out seamlessly to reflect modernity. Wood was used for pergolas and the wind towers to bestow a warm and natural feel.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Sa'eed Khair Street, Amman, Jordan
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Completed 2011
35,000 m²
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الأكاديمية الدولية - عمان
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