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Tent Classroom
kharameh, Iran
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kharameh, Iran
Category:
education
Phase:
in use
Updated:
26 August 2021
VALI ABAD KAJOOR is a very small village far from city. The only School of this village is a small unappropriated building in a large yard. According to the hard life situation in this region and unavailability to urban infrastructures, a suitable contextual educational space is significant to improve the quality of life.
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Introduction
VALI ABAD KAJOOR school is need to be extend. Gozare Ordibehesht Charity in Shiraz provides clothes and books for the students of this village every year. Five years ago we joined them to color the only school of the village which has 3 small unappropriated classrooms. During that experience we had noticed that they need at least one multifunction classroom, and it is better to improve water supply and hygiene’s infrastructures too. After primitive negotiations with the management of the school, it is decided to add a classroom, and a semi open space at the yard. Then we had some other visits with the students and local people of the regions. Their origins are nomads. They raise livestock and according to different crisis like water crisis, they have a very hard life. They use cement blocks to build their houses, but most of them keep their black tents for special ceremonies. We are trying to design an appropriate classroom with available materials and in cooperation with local people, in order to encourage them to use these materials and improve problem-solving spirit among hopeless people of this region.
Vali Abaad students

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Impact
Cooperating with local people, being with students, and indicating the richness of their nature could be a key to increase self-esteem of the villagers. In our second visit to this school, we had asked the students to draw a school, we had found that most of them love their school, maybe because it’s the only colorful building of the village, or they love educating. We are trying to provide a suitable, cozy atmosphere in their school, and make an unforgettable memory during building it.  
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Core team
Gel Studio is a sustainable design studio at Shiraz, it has 2 fixed members and in every projects according to its needs, some members add to this team. The primary focus of researches and projects in this studio is the creation of healthy, high quality and eco-friendly spaces by applying innovative methods of architecture design and utilizing natural materials. 

Aida Zare Mohazzabieh: Founder of Gel Studio
1984, Iran. Lecturer at Shiraz University of Arts, Ph.D of Architecture, Master of Sustainable Architecture. Supervision of more than 30 Master Thesis and BA final projects in the fields of Architecture for Humanity, Earth Architecture, Climatic and Passive Design. Participating and holding in different earth workshops in Iran, Austria and France. 
 

Sobhan Zare Mohazzabieh: Founder of Gel Studio
1988, Iran. He studied architecture in Shiraz, Iran. working in different fields of architecture, art and graphic designing. He had participated in different earth workshops. His research interest is vernacular architecture, earth and contextual architecture. 

Sonya Beigi: 

is a freelance architect, photographer, and designer. Sonia has gained extensive practical experience in earthen architecture and hands-on construction for the last four years in Iran and France. She has been an active member of “Esfahk Mud Center” since its foundation as a design fellow, project assistant. Besides, based on her learning from the Iranian old masons, she continued the way to modify some other adobe stable structures in some projects and even propose and build them. She has also collaborated in a project with the aim of women empowerment in Bam (Iran), called SPRING, which was funded by The European Union. 


according to our needs we will add other members to this team for this project, from Gozare Ordibehesht Charity, masons and local people. 
Gel Studio Team

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Image gallery
Location:Valiabaad village

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Site of the project

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Site of the project

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Students are asked to draw a school

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Coloring Valiabbad school

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Technical drawings
concept design

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Site Analysis

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Zoning

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Design Strategy

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Roof Plan

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Wall Section, Elevation

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Adobe Garden

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Interaction of open and closed spaces

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Shader

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Tent Classroom

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Where are we now
As we have known this school from years ago due to our relation with a charity which help the students of the school, we have visited its location for several times so we know the site of school in village. Also we are familiar with the culture of people and the nature around.
To mention our activities in the site, we do completely photography, we have a meeting with students as painting hour to illustrate their dream school and as a team we colored the exterior walls of the existed building of school.
After our studies, we design an educational complex in the existed site of the school to participate in Volume Zero competition in 2019 that was among special mentions. 
In continue we decide to minimize our design to just one addition closed space, an Adobe garden in the between of the buildings and plastering existed walls. We fabricated wooden elements of pomegranate wood sticks to construct shaders. 
We do designing as a fixed team in Gel Studio and for constructing we have access to a group of people but we need funding to complete the project. 
An indication of our team’s capacity:
70% expertise already found
20% materials / equipment already found
40% builders already found
Finance: € 2,000
The items that we need to funding are contain: Material costs, Transportation costs, Workers' costs and Designer costs.
  • Material costs
1,000
  • Transportation costs
100
  • Workers' costs
500
  • Designer costs
400
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