SOS Children's Village - Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Aga Khan Development Network

SOS Children's Village

SOS Children
Location: Aqaba, Jordan (West Asia)
Architect: Jafar Tukan & Partners
Client: SOS Children's Village Association of Jordan
Completed: 1991
Site size: 20'000 m

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SOS Children's Village Project Brief

An orphanage designed as a cluster of two-storey buildings containing nine family houses, a kindergarten, an administration building, staff housing, a sports hall, and a service block. The structures are arranged to form shaded courtyards accessible through vaulted archways. The buildings are constructed of reinforced concrete frames and infill of granite stones.

2001 Award Recipients