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Massar Children’s Discovery Centre – Damascus, Syria

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images © Henning Larsen Architects & Buro Happold

Building: Massar Children’s Discovery Centre Project
Location: Damascus, Syria
Estimated Completion Date: 2013
Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
Structural Engineers: Buro Happold
Landscape Architects: Martha Schwartz Partners
Clients: Massar

AE Interests: Organic architecture (influenced by the Damascus rose); Curvaceous shape reduces energy loads from the sun; Utilization of solar-powered geothermal heating system; Water recycling system; Clay plaster material for interior walls & outdoor hollowcore slabs provide natural ventilation; Features ground cooling store system & Earth tube/labyrinth system

Written by Tammy Pham

August 31, 2010 at 2:39 am

Posted in Proposed Design

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