Therapy Centre for Women and Children, Chamchamal, Kurdistan-Iraq

  • Long-term establishment of a healing garden for the treatment of traumatised people, victims of violence and persecution in Kurdistan
  • Current construction of a centre for animal-assisted therapy in timber and earth
  • Design of the further construction phases by a group of masters students from the TU Berlin
  • Development of typology which is deployed in nine buildings with different program requirements
  • Research and development of the local building tradition
  • Co-operation with local architect
  • Earthquake resistant and climate adapted design
  • Realisation by local craftsmen with a training program based on the utilised techniques

Client and project partner
Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

Supporters
Misereor, Foundation Wings of Hope and Ein Herz für Kinder
Support of projekt through a benefactor

Planning period
01–06/2016

1st construction phase
03–08/2016

2nd construction phase
starting in 10/2017

Architect
Roswag Architekten

Structural Design, Earth Building Consultancy
Ziegert | Seiler Ingenieure

Local Engineer
Kamaran Mustapha Mohammed, Bauingenieur

Partner
Prof. Ralf Pasel, Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Baukonstruktion (CODE), TU Berlin

Photos
Roswag Architekten

flickr-album building site