Children’s Centre

Furneaux Stewart is currently designing three galleries for this new children’s project in Damascus. Initiated by Asma al-Assad, Syria’s First Lady, the project’s ambition is to create better educational opportunities for young people.

The Discovery Centre will comprise thematic exhibitions for children aged 5-15 and is located in the heart of Damascus’ historic city centre. We are responsible for ‘Beginnings’, ‘Ideas’, and ‘You Can Do It’ galleries, each one of which has a very different look and feel. The key to our approach is learning while having fun – trying out a balance beam, making up crazy inventions, adding your portrait to a tapestry wall, performing a quest.