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

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

Planning period

1st construction phase

2nd construction phase
starting in 10/2017

Roswag Architekten

Structural Design, Earth Building Consultancy
Ziegert | Seiler Ingenieure

Local Engineer
Kamaran Mustapha Mohammed, Bauingenieur

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

Roswag Architekten

flickr-album building site