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Healing Garden for Survivors of Trauma / A Therapeutic Garden in Kurdistan-Iraq

Healing Garden for Survivors of Trauma
Healing Garden for Survivors of Trauma

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2020

Healing Garden for Survivors of Trauma

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE 2020

The Healing Garden in Chamchamal, a town originally populated through forced resettlement in Kurdistan-Iraq, provides a unique space for survivors of trauma and persecution to engage in trauma therapy through a variety of programs. Built in response to local therapists, the garden offers occupational, horticultural, play, art and animal-assisted therapies. Locals may use its weaving loom, pottery kiln, and various agricultural products to earn their own living, essential for long-term recovery. The self-sufficient garden is maintained by local staff and utilizes traditional and sustainable clay building techniques and grey-water treatment.

Client / Manufacturer

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights
Berlin, Germany

Design

ZRS Architekten Ingenieure

ZRS Architekten Ingenieure
Berlin, Germany