SORAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS DESIGN

Sociocultural, Mix-Use, Education/Research, Hospitality, Urban Design

PROJECT NAME: Soran University Campus Design

LOCATION: Soran / Iraq

SERVICE: Concept Project-Application project

EMPLOYER: Soran University

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION AREA: 650.000 m2

MASTER PLAN: CAP Architecture

PROJECT DATE: 2014

CONSEPT DESIGN DEVELOPMENT: 4M Architecture

APPLICATION PROJECT: 4M Architecture

The current Soran University shall be relocated to a new campus on a plateau adjacent to a deep canyon overlooking the city of Soran. The new campus masterplan will be constructed on a site of 365ha and will be developed in four phases approximately over a 20 year period. Once completed the campus will consist of 6 Faculties, 2 Learning Centers, a Student Center, a Festival Hall, a Sports Hall, the Administrative Building and a Hotel. The new university campus is intented for 14.000 prospective students and 2000 staff where 50% of the students will be housed on campus and all the staff will live in an adjacent residential neighborhood incleded in the masterplan.

The design respond to the dramtic site and its topography. Minimizing the cut and fill and creating a wind-mill arrangement are two central ideas of the lay-out. The communal buildings are arranged along a meandering central spine green corridor. On its both sides, the faculties are arranged so that minimum walking distances and a maximum walking distances and a maximum of green areas surround each building. The terraced student housing make up the campus edges.