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Amal: The Resilient School to open at McGill University’s School of Architecture

May 14, 2015
by Canadian Architect

Professor Ipek Türeli teaches a studio course called Design and Construction 2 at the McGill University School of Architecture, and the student work has resulted in an exhibition entitled Amal: The Resilient School, which runs from May 20-June 5, 2015.

Amal, Arabic for “hope,” is an elementary school for traumatized Syrian refugee children in Turkey. McGill students designed a “type” school and proposed how they will be placed in relationship to each other in a given camp; and how they may share resources as a network of elementary schools. This exhibition showcases the students’ propositions on how educational buildings and school architecture can respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

This event seeks to support the fundraising efforts of the Syrian Kids Foundation’s Al-Salam School in Reyhanli, Turkey ( Donors at the vernissage will receive a complimentary copy of the exhibition catalogue. 

The vernissage takes place at 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the McGill University School of Architecture in the exhibition room of the Macdonald-Harrington Building, located at 815 Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal.

To RSVP your attendance, please e-mai; [email protected].


amal: the resilient school
amal: the resilient school

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