ZAV Architects completes a supportive residential center that is meant to provide refuge for young girls without families. The Habitat for Orphan Girls is located in Khansar, Iran. The organization welcomes youth between the age of seven and 16, offering them a safe space and opportunities to thrive.
Tehran-based firm ZAV Architects is commissioned to dictate the design of the residential center and the structural elements boast both functionality and aesthetic. For one, the oddity of the shape surely captures attention, while the brick facade and yellow hits on the ceiling create a nice visual contrast. The balconies of the residential center are covered which brings about the possibility for uninterrupted privacy. The reason behind this is to "allow the girls to negotiate not wearing a hijab" outdoors.
Photo Credits: Soroush Majidi, Aidin Gilandoost.
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