Jadgal Elementary School - AKDN
The school was designed at the initiative of a non-governmental organisation called Iran-e-Man, active for many years in the field of school construction. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio (photographer)
Classrooms are joined around a large circular courtyard. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio (photographer)

The school was built using Insulating Concrete Formwork in order to create an earthquake-resilient structure. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio (photographer)

Owing to its curvilenar forms, the school was built without columns. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio (photographer)

The classrooms fan out to create triangular secondary yards for air circulation and outdoor activities. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio (photographer)

Its enclosing wall is treated not defensively but as an inviting, playful shell featuring large irregular-shaped perforations. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio (photographer)

Children playing in the wall holes. | Courtesy of architect / Deed Studio (photographer)

Courtesy of architect / Deed Studio (photographer)

South view of the school at night. | Courtesy of architect / Deed Studio (photographer)

Courtesy of architect / Deed Studio (photographer)

Its walls are coated in a mixture of cement and local soil, harmonising with the landscape. | Courtesy of architect / Deed Studio (photographer)

Courtesy of architect / Deed Studio (photographer)

Floor plan. | Courtesy of architect

Courtesy of architect

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Jadgal Elementary School

Award Cycle: 2020-2022 Cycle

Country of origin: Iran

Location: Seyyed Bar, Iran

Client: Iran-e-man NGO

Architect:  DAAZ Office / Arash Aliabadi

Completed: 2020