Investigating Interior Spaces in Primary Schools: A Case Study from Sulaimani City in Iraqi Kurdistan


  • Abdullah Yousif Tayib Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, Iraq.
  • Didar Kamal hassan Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, Iraq.



Interior Design, Learning Spaces, Primary Schools, Student Behavior, Psychological Impact


The interior design in the learning spaces especially in primary schools directly affects the behavior, mindset, and psychology of the students. Every element has it is own impact on creating a healthy interior space, from color, light, ventilation, acoustic, and materials, providing the sense of nearness to nature, and zoning (different zones, different activity), they all lead the student to feel more comfortable, active, and happy. The link between design and psychology is very important and mutual, the interior design of the classroom is somehow related to student learning performance, individuals' psychological states are influenced by their surroundings, with variations due to both physical and psychological differences, as well as personal experiences.


The research methodology is a questionnaire, graphic analysis, and checklist, participants were primary school teachers from three international schools in Sulaimani city. The results of the survey questionnaire graphical analysis and the checklist confirmed that three independent variables of interior design have a crucial effect on students' learning performance.


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How to Cite

Yousif Tayib , A. ., & Kamal hassan, D. . (2024). Investigating Interior Spaces in Primary Schools: A Case Study from Sulaimani City in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Scientific Journal of Cihan University– Sulaimaniya, 8(1), 68-93.