COAF Smart Center, Armenia Building

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COAF Smart Center

Lori Province Architecture Proposal – design by Paul Kaloustian Studio Architects

15 Sep 2017 + 27 Nov 2016

COAF Smart Center Building

Architects: Paul Kaloustian Studio, Beirut

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COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center
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COAF Smart Center Building in Lori Province

COAF Smart Center

The COAF Smart Center is a pioneering model for delivering superior and regionally-relevant educational, social, economical and community programs in rural areas with an emphasis on technology, sustainability, arts, music, modern healthcare and lifestyle, linguistics and languages, business and civic engagement.

COAF Smart Center

Operating as a state of the art, scalable learning and knowledge exchange hub, SMART will implement COAF programs based on models which have charted success in 22 villages in the Armavir and Aragatsotn regions of Armenia over the past decade.

COAF Smart Center

The SMART concept will allow scalability throughout rural regions. Smart campuses will respect the integrity of rural aesthetics in sync with modern architectural design, maintaining the authenticity of the region, while encouraging progressive ideology. Each campus will utilize sustainable and green design, off the grid components and renewable energy.

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The currently under-construction Smart Center building is located in the north Armenian province of Lori. The structure’s organic form embraces the landscape by creating a sinuous ribbon like walkway creating a 7000 m2 courtyard. The one storey building is spread horizontally while following the topography of the site.

COAF Smart Center

The Smart Center accommodates a world class from global influencers throughout interconnected virtual classrooms, meeting areas, computer labs for student and youth clubs, an auditorium for performances and presentations, a library and studios for languages, arts and music and a restaurant.

COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center

Also it has the capacity to accommodate program participants and visiting collaborators in guest quarters and will feature outdoor activities, indoor workshops and vibrant greenhouses to train and enable developing children and adult villagers alike in regionally relevant skills.

COAF Smart Center

The architecture establishes a new approach regarding landscape and nature, it tries to engage with the scale of the landscape by creating a form that embraces the surrounding and creating ambiguity as it creates an environment more than a building.

COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center

The design focuses on architecture and its relation with nature enabling a different view of architecture and the void. The landscape becomes the heart of the project while program is arranged around it enabling a new reading of the built environment as a new nature.

COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center

About COAF:
Children Of Armenia Fund (COAF) is a non-profit, non governmental 501(c) (3) organization.
COAF uses community-led approaches to reduce rural poverty, with a particular focus on youth. Since the inception of its programs in 2004, COAF has funded and implemented educational, healthcare, community and economic development programs serving more than 28.000 people in rural villages of Armenia.

COAF Smart Center

COAF Smart Center

In 2015, COAF debuted SMART, an unprecedented model for delivering superior and regionally relevant holistic educational programs in rural areas with an emphasis on technology, sustainability, the arts, health, linguistics, business and civic engagement.
Learn more at www.coafkids.org

COAF Smart Center

About PAUL KALOUSTIAN:
Paul Kaloustian Studio is a Beirut based Architecture and Design practice working on projects ranging from buildings to interiors. He received his Masters at Harvard Graduate School of Design and worked at Herzog and de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland before starting his practice in 2002.

COAF Smart Center

Paul has taught at the Boston Architecture Center (2000) and at the American University of Beirut (2009-10).
He received the Moukbel Award and the Order of Engineers and Architects Award.
His project “House in a Forest” was exhibited at the13th Venice Biennale , the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris and in London in the exhibition “Atlas of the Unbuilt World”

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COAF Smart Center – Building Information

Architect: Paul Kaloustian Architect
Client: COAF
Location: Armenia – Lori Province
Built-up Area: 5000 m2
Date of completion: 2017

Structure: Tigran Khachiyan
Electro-Mechanical: Mangassarian
Contractor: Kanaka
Local Architect: Urban Unit

Team: Viken Khatcherian – Nathalie Fatte – Giulia Brembilla – Lara Assaker – Yasmina Rizkallah

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COAF Smart Center images / information from Paul Kaloustian Architect, Lebanon

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