Children’s Discovery Centre

Children’s Discovery Centre



Infrastructure Designer

Makram Jaibaji / Buro Hapold


170, 000 m²

Landmark in Damascus, Syria

The building structural design is influenced by the unique Damask rose, it has shell structure that allows a dazzling scenography of light beams into the interior. The core of the rose has a big communal orientation space- the place where a cross pollination of knowledge occurs. The central region under the open sky confronts the normal horizontal movement in the Arab city. The Massar Centre will be the heart of a Syrian educational program – Massar. The center will offer activities to empower young Syrians to contribute actively in building their future.