Soran University

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 intended for 14.000 prospective students and 2.000 staff where 50% of the students will be housed on campus and all the staff will live in an adjacent residential neighborhood included in the

The design responds to the dramatic site and its topography. Minimizing the cut and fi ll 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 of green areas surround each building. The terraced student housing make up the campus edges.




Erbil. Iraq

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