Akhtar School 

Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
Located in hot desert climate of Yazd, the project is characterized by a complicated program and two side by side sites with irregular geometries for two independent but interconnected schools, one for boys and one for girls,with shared spaces and facilities. Inspired by Yazd traditional architecture our design for a brick building is formed around a sunken courtyard as a mediator that separates two schools but allows certain spaces to be shared and used by both schools.Sunken courtyard, application of adobe, light and shade provide proper climatic conditions against high temperatures in Yazd.

Yazd, Iran

Project design year

Sassan Seyedkalal, freelance architect and educator with over 30 years experience in the field of architecture and landscape design.

Authors of the project
Sassan Seyedkalal, Rouzbeh Ghaffar Hashemi

Status of the project
Working drawings