Home for Mentally Handicapped Children
Karachi, Pakistan
Dar-ul-Sukun is run by the Sisters of St Joseph and provides a home for up to 170 mentally handicapped children, almost all of them Muslim. The building is set back from the busy Kashmir Road, for noise reduction and environment control. It is three storeys high, the maximum permissible limit under current building regulations, although structural provision has been made for two to three additional floors. The internal walls are only 2.13 metres high, to allow for cross-ventilation and easy supervision. The structure is of reinforced concrete with concrete block infill walls and 5cm concrete facing tiles.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Karachi, Pakistan
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Events
2004
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 558 m²; combined floor area: 1,673 m²; total site area: 1,673 m²
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Home for Mentally Handicapped Children
Building Usages
special-needs residence
social welfare