INTERNATIONAL OPEN ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION FOR THE DESIGN OF THE COAF SMART CAMPUS IN ARMAVIR, ARMENIA
- Participation in an international competition
- Year of design 2022
- Project area, ha 90
Brief description of the project
Light - outside and inside: in the glare on the water surface, through the vines, in the reflection on the window. Light in the heart of those who create COAF, and in the eyes of the kids who study here. Light as warm and gentle as the climate of Armenia, bright and life-affirming as the talents that create within these walls, and their knowledge and values are also light. The name of our project is Yard (in Armenian Hayat). During our most active and curious age, our childhood, the yard is where all the most unforgettable moments and the introduction to the world happen. Being a student on this campus is a true adventure, where the space itself creates play, and the value at the core of the project's philosophy is good neighborliness. The educational program has three main areas, so we form three blocks. They are connected by corridors, dividing the overall network of courtyards into several parts. In each courtyard, students from different programs and majors "collide," mix and interact. Each student is unique and talented, each educational field is specialized, and being kind to your neighbor will make your world even richer. All of these methods and design principles are aimed not only at children's development during classes, but also in their free time. Most of the existing educational programs do not take into account the processes of socialization of children and teenagers, while such sites give them an opportunity to demonstrate their acquired skills, as well as an opportunity to be inspired by the skills of others.