Stone Building System - Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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Stone Building System

Stone Building System
Location: As-Suwayda, Syria (West Asia)
Architect: Raif, Rafi & Ziad Muhanna
Client: Syrian Ministry of Education
Completed: 1990
Site size: 4'800 m²

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Stone Building System Project Brief

Low-cost, effective, speedily erected building with high dependency on local basalt stone based on a construction system of stone arches. This simple form, based on a 5m span is repeated and adapted to meet the needs of a particular brief.

1992 Award Recipients