Naheel Zurba portfolio
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Naheel Zurba portfolio
Diploma of Architectural design
Bachelor of Architecture
The projects :
1- Cultural center
3- Hotel Al- Qastal
4- Composite residential
5- Interior design
6- Graduation project
First project : Cultural Center
Cultural Center – Lattakia city
I have designed this project during my study in the third
year at the Faculty of Architecture.
The site is located on the outskirts of the coastal city
This project composed of two sections: the educational
and the cultural one.
The educational section includes classes for painting,
different forms of sculpturing & music, whereas the
cultural section includes a reception, a hall for all
theatrical performance and a library.
The idea of this design built on two main basics:
1. To separate the educational section with its loud noise
apart from the cultural section that requires relatively a
quiet atmosphere by creating a new department that
joins the above two blocks together.
2. To make use of Latakia city beautiful nature by
creating an uncovered space inside the main building.
Thus this new department allows the students to work out
in summer, and to showcase their works within this
opened half place which is equipped by a cafeteria and
all other necessary services.
Kindergarten – Deir Ez-Zor city
Ground floor This kindergarten is located in the city of Deir ez-Zor on the
Euphrates River, which is characterized by its relatively desert
climate i.e cold winter and hot summer.
Such environmental exceptional conditions impose to design
in the first place a "Patio" a winter courtyard for the kids to
play in during the break, in addition to the using of the natural
stone as a construction insulation factors for such a cruel
With the use of domes and arched roofs, a rotational motion
are created in the air resulting a natural ventilation that
palliate the high temperature in this city & reduce the size of
the windows and raise them up near the ceiling to create also
a moderate air stream somewhat.
The Design tends to fulfill all the necessary conditions in terms
of space inside the classroom, and avoid the sharp angles to
give more flexibility in order to be consistent by the movement
of the kids.
Hotel Al- Qastal – Kassab city
this four star hotel is located in a mountainous area far from the stir of the city
in a village that is famous as a perfect site for filming movie scenes outdoors in
the nature (Qastal area)
The owner's major aim: the hotel rooms and suites have to be ready for hiring
especially by artists and technicians who work in this domain. In addition to
tourists who want to relax in such calm atmosphere.
The building includes a bedroom tower, which oversees the nearby valley and
lake. 7 rooms and 3 suites per floor. In addition to the other required services
for each level.
Cafeterias and a main restaurant occupies the ground floor in particular, plus
halls for other different entertainments such as chess, dice, and bowling.
There are panoramic restaurant and cafeteria on the top of the tower, so take
advantage of the beautiful view, which is listed by.
a showing room is existed in the first floor inside a solid block, and that part is
provided with a small area for reading and relaxing.
The design Idea started from the conversion of a previous existed building to
be a new hotel by adding a tower and restaurants etc. .. And dovetailing
these new construction with the site.
The general configuration is inspired by the surrounding wood elements. As if it
emerged from the jungle to become a geometric shape gradually.
Composite residential project – in Mountain
This housing project is located inside Latakia city province in
the mountainous area.
The main idea of this project is: to accommodate the largest
number of residential units within spaces of 60 – 80 - 120
square meters taking into consideration all the functional
requirements in terms of good directions and spaces that are
required for each apartment, besides providing each unit with
the advantage of the distinctive views within this horizontal
The idea is derived from the Mediterranean architecture,
which in its basics rely on green surfaces that form gardens
exist on the tops of each apartment. In addition to the large
glass windows and terraces that are overlooking on the
distinctive views down in the valley facing the mountain.
The block integrate with the surrounded location in two
aspects: the composition of the whole project is consistent
with the topographic lines, and natural materials used for
cladding such as natural stones, wood, clay , etc. .
Interior design - Maritime company
Maritime company – Interior design
This office is a small company, which is established in this
building for many years ago.
The owner who is the manager too, had decided to renew
the whole interior design in order to fulfill these conditions:
That there will be two separate sections:
The Department of administrators: includes a meeting hall
with a small place for the director in a break time, the
secretary and the Archive.
the Department of staff: open section
1. Hall meeting room is the most important part, which allows
through its glass walls to oversee all employees.
2. The staff work within one open space but they are
prevented to see the work of each other at the same time.
3. Develop as much as possible number of cabinets to save
large amounts of files.
project – Urban
The graduation project – Urban design
The graduation project
Is a Study about the waterfront of Latakia city that is
connected with the rest of the Syrian, Turkish and
Lebanese tourist cities.
It is an urban design project with the architectural study
of several key buildings in the project.
This project tends to achieve the needs of this touristic
area which has an excellent characteristics, but it is not
serviced enough to develop the tourist state.
The different sides of this site has been linked by a
several pedestrian paths connected with the main
waterfront of the Latakia city and al Bassa roundabout
that lead to the international road.
As has been the creation of different items to increase
the popular tourism, which are rare in the region, such
as open beaches equipped with all the services for
their visitors, several kinds of family gardens.
Four-star hotel was designed as per the type of Khan
that presents the local architectural style.
a primary service center includes an Administrative
Offices building in addition to the markets that reflect
the old famous style spread around town .
The main route of sub-paths prevents random housing
on-site, and primarily constitute a so-called "self-
inducible" to rise up the region's development mode.
An adequate area has also allocated in the site for
local housing, which has an economic aspect in terms
of spaces, the local used materials for construction &
reflecting the aesthetic of the local architectural style
with the encouragement and support of my supervisor,
The Syrian government took these theoretical studies
into consideration and actually began to implement
the main route in 2010 to be as a first step.
Al- Khan hotel
The service center of the project