This Afghan school is the most beautiful school in the world

This Afghan school is the most beautiful school in the world

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This Afghan school is the most beautiful school in the world -min

This Afghan school is the most beautiful school in the world -min
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Façade of the school is influenced by rich local history of masonry construction and red, yellow, and turquoise windows are sourced from the local craftsmen. Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan has won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) award for best architecture. The late Robert Hull designed the structure, which won for outstanding architecture, before he died in 2014

Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan has won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) award for best architecture. The late Robert Hull designed the structure, which won for outstanding architecture, before he died in 2014. In fact, it was a design collaboration between Robert Hull and the University of Washington, Department of Architecture.

The school is commissioned by the Balkh Province Ministry of Education, in partnership with a U.S. based non-profit organization, with the objective of expanding Afghanistan’s push toward the development of women and girls and their contribution and inclusion within Afghan society.

This new school replacing an older school in an extreme state of disrepair serves nearly 3,000 K–12 students per day. Six murals decorating the walls are designed by the Afghan women and were chosen through a competition. Façade of the school is influenced by rich local history of masonry construction and red, yellow, and turquoise windows are sourced from the local craftsmen. Central stairwells in each classroom block that capture heat and large seasonal doors that pull air through the building to provide long-term comfort are designed keeping in mind the erratic power supply and little funds available for heating fuel. The school is surrounded by spaces for physical fitness and social interaction.