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Center for Handy Skills
by ZAV Architects

Center for Handy Skills
Photo by Parham Taghioff

ZAV Architects has designed the Center for Handy Skills in Hormuz, Iran.

This project is an adaptable centre for education aimed at hands-on learning of skills on a natural touristic island.

Educational activities happen on the ground level while training facilitators are accommodated on the first level.

Adaptability towards change is attained by creating spaces that are non-dependent on structure, isolation layers, utilities and access.

A concrete structure that supports prefab concrete slabs bears the weights while a scaffolding structure supports a canopy that protects units from precipitation and creates independent access to each unit.

This project has been longlisted in the sustainable building category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: ZAV Architects
Project: Center for Handy Skills

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