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What is considered ‘just another city park’, Sorauren Park is situated in the dynamic neighbourhood of Parkdale. The park however is not reflective of the urbanity that surrounds it. While an active park, its banal nature could be attributed to its one continuous surface of lawn. Examining how a change in surface, topography, and material use could yield new activities on site. If urbanity is the embodiment of tension in land use and the dynamic activities and spaces it creates. Then materials, topography, and surface could create dynamic tensions in a park. Sorauren Park attempts to reflect the interest created by this tension through the juxtaposition of different materials and surfaces that allow for diverse activates to take place side by side, while also achieving a hydrological and ecological function that increases biodiversity on the site.

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The main goal of this project is to proposeForwards a setandofCustoms design strategies 2 and specific landscapeCargo interventions for the airport and the urbanside peripheries. The objectives underlying these interventions Cargo 1 must actively engage the site of the Airport as a publicCentral landscape. Utilities Hub Esso Control Tower The industrial areas surrounding Pearson International Airport could Canadian Airlines be characterized as typical and Hangar anonymous; an environment that Area Control Center could be anywhere in North America. De-Icing pad 2 Yet it is a logistical landscape that is De-Icing pad 3 very much related to the operations De-Icing pad 4 of the airport. partner: Shadi Khatami MLA10

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As one of the most representative sites of urbanization in the 21st century, the Airport Landscape Project therefore calls for the reconsideration of the role and the presence of airport sites as important public landscapes whose future - while indeterminate largely due to the forces of globalization and regionalization - can only be strengthened by a robust and sustainable ecological infrastructure.

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At the most basic level, surface topography can be considered a functional element. Like walls, it can support, connect or enclose. As a device, topography can also form space or dene a territory. It can delineate horizontal space to organize, enable or control ow (such as a curb, a corner, a stair, a street, an intersection, slope, a eld, a hill, a foundation, a fault, or an escarpment). As a material layer, surface topography has thickness. It can be thin and light, or thick and rich. By virtue of its shape and structure, surface topography can be a single object, or it can be a physical space. Fill Area a D_19

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Folding, wrapping, bending, tilting, pouring, sinking, loading, scoring, cutting, excavating, or interrupting a surface can make it both programmable, occupiable and inhabitable. Surface topography can be animate or responsive. Its identity and utility can transform through time. It can move, grow and change. It carries with it the ability to form a place. Surface topography is therefore not just a horizontal or vertical unit; it is a live conguration that can produce space and in some instances, mark place.

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The location of 400+ industries in the area were listed, organized, and sized according to their visual presence. Once names were given to the site, a legible and clear identity surfaced in this rather obscure and anonymous landscape. This process highlighted the residual open and unpaved open spaces around the airport lands as sites of potential intervention. Recognizing that the ideal means of experiencing this newly surfaced industrial identity is to physically rise above it. Existing topographic grade heights were mapped out. The existing functions on site require that proposed topographic manipulations adhere to aerodrome restrictions. Originally proposed to be extruded at a ratio of 1:3 to maximum height, the proposed landforms are “chopped” off by the aerodrome resulting in a series of potential fill spaces. Once the fill-areas are placed in their industrial context, these landforms allow for a physical, visual, and ecological relationship to be established between the industrial-logistical landscape and a newly crafted and defined public realm. Taking the premise that fill areas would not have prescribed specific programming, specific user and location defined activities would eventually take place. These diagrams shows a hypothetical manifestation of possible conditions and slope cover material. 5

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In the process of suburban subdivision construction, the top 9” of earth are deemed unstable and unfit. The land is flattened and topography is eliminated. These 9” of overburden and top soil removed from earth works projects are piled in high berms across suburban sites in the Greater Toronto Area and are shipped to landfills. This “extra” material from surrounding municipalities are proposed to be the materials used to construct the topographic interventions in the industrial district. The richness of top soil means that the topographic interventions will be able to support higher diversity of biomass, adding to the ecological integrity of what could be considered an industrial area in a poor environmental state.

The antithesis of our project, which sees the demise of topography in suburbia, will be a driving force for the creation of topography on our site, and the very source of its establishment.

Since soil overburden volumes will be diminishing over the next few decades, it is proposed that the fill areas requiring larger volumes of material to be constructed first. As less material becomes available, smaller fill spaces will be created accordingly.

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Topography as a conditioner of human activity and physical form is evident in the endless possibilities that could take place on these fill areas and the consequential activities that these forms would yield. These possibilities are all dependent on orientation, material stability, and slope angles. Making spacial and visual connections between the land, the airport, and the industry in order Plan 1:3000 to create a landscape thatContour is both operational and public. Based on their location along the axis of the runway, two significant intervention areas were chosen, The Assumption Cemetery Fill Area and the Runway Cut viewing platform. Adding to the dynamism of this area, is the visual night effect created by the blending of runway lights and the industrial area.

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ASSUMPTION CEMETERY The fill area “ramp” enforces an axial relationship with the airport and its operations. By creating a link between the industrial area, the airport, and the topography, a new open space typology is created.

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At the most basic level, surface topography can be considered a functional element. Like walls, it can support, connect or enclose. As a device, topography can also form space or define a territory. It can delineate horizontal space to organize, enable or control fl ow (such as a curb, a corner, a stair, a street, an intersection, a slope, a field, a hill, a foundation, a fault, or an escarpment). As a material layer, surface topography has thickness. It can be thin and light, or thick and rich. By virtue of its shape and structure, surface topography can be a single object, or it can be a physical space. Folding, wrapping, bending, tilting, pouring, sinking, loading, scoring, cutting, excavating, or interrupting a surface can make it both programmable, occupiable and inhabitable. Surface topography can be animate or responsive. Its identity and utility can transform through time. It can move, grow and change. It carries with it the ability to form a place. Surface topography is therefore not just a horizontal or vertical unit; it is a live configuration that can produce space and in some instances, mark place. Existing topography, especially along the creek systems, can be easily integrated with the proposed conditions and is enhanced by seasonal change.

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Taking the premise that fill areas would not have prescribed programming, specific user and location defined activities would eventually take place. Topography as a conditioner of human activity and physical form is evident in the endless possibilities that could take place on these fill areas. Is it then possible to think of the lands that surround the airport as a new typology of public space? Could one think of Topography is an essential building medium? Could all this lend itself to the creation of a legible landscape that relates to the airport and help surface the existing identity of its surrounding industrial-logistical lands?

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It cannot be contested that the spatial qualities of our surroundings hold the ability to evoke response and impact deeply all those whom experience it. This project thereby asserts the public’s proprietary right over these surroundings and their right to collectively determine what this experience will be. It (re)claims, for the public, all neglected open spaces, as sites of intervention and opportunity. We define the assertion of this right through overt public action as the process of ‘Public-isation.’

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“Great civic design comes from simple ideas and bold convictions. Overt-Publicisation puts ego aside and relies on the simple yet powerful belief that the design and use of public spaces should be collective action and expression. To me this is the most powerful statement emanating from the thinkToronto competition ”

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300-312 Queen St. W. is a 98 space, asphalt parking lot fronting onto one of Toronto’s busiest and most public streets. This site is embraced under the mantra of Public-isation, as a site of experimentation. It is not only the ideal public proving ground of our claim, but an ideal and long overdue location for open, public hardscape. The design is straightforward and simple. It is suggests a collective public act that shuns professional and city involvement. The design is intended as low to no budget and maintenance-free. It is a challenge to the conventions of public parks, to the equation of high budget and high quality. It is a reconception of the act of creating public space. partners: Drew Adams - Christine Fang March10

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This project attempts to investigate an new role for infrastructure in the creation of urban neighbourhoods. Currently seen as the force behind the demise of the area, the hydrological and circulation infrastructures are used as organizational tools to shift the frame of reference and be able to seem them as opportunities rather than liabilities. This project is an example of how a master-plan can no longer be an all embracing solution, but instead it is a process of implementation and a framework of reference. In this case the renewed instrumentality of landscape is to enable function. The site is a functioning matrix of connective infrastructural layers that organizes objects (such as buildings) and spaces (such as parks) within a dynamic process;

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Taking the premise that infrastructure on the site - hydrology and circulation - are the main reasons behind the demise of the western waterfront, an attitude of turning them from a liability into an opportunity had to be taken. The first step had to be the reorganization of the Gardiner Expressway and turning it from the divider of the site to the seam that organizes all elements around it. While the main structuring elements of the project are the circulation and hydrological infrastructures, their process of investigation ended up enforcing a dynamic nature to the spatial distribution and typology of the built form, as well as the establishment of a strong â&#x20AC;&#x153;re-connectionâ&#x20AC;? to the surrounding established communities. Through their organization, a series of inimitable spaces emerged, and the potentiality for the creation of a new urban form. Re-organizing the Gardiner Expressway so that it is no longer a barrier, but a dynamic component of the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience.

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A new urban form where people use the exposed hydrological system and connecting directly with the operaitonal and seasonal dynamics of the landscape.

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An intervention that takes place on a wintry University of Toronto campus. This project was meant to turn an everyday winter utility scene into an opportunity. Snow mounds that are several feet high and several feet wide encroach on the public right-of-way and take up valuable space from our public realm for several months a year. This action demanded that we reclaim some of that space back as a public utility, and find opportunities in our street elements that we overlook in our everyday life; especially in a winter city.

An intervention that takes place on a wintry University of Toronto campus. This project was meant to turn an everyday winter utility scene into an opportunity. Snow mounds that are several feet high and several feet wide encroach on the public right-of-way and take up valuable space from our public realm for several months a year. This action demanded that we reclaim some of that space back as a public utility, and find opportunities in our street elements that we overlook in our everyday life; especially in a winter city.

WINNER INSTALLATION CCA ACTIONS CHALLENGE TORONTO

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This option studio called upon students (in teams of 2, one landscape architect and one architect) to envision a new reality for desert tourism in the Moroccan Sahara. The Town of Merzouga, located in the Southern edge of the country, a few kilometers from the Algerian border, is home to some of the tallest and most impressive sand dunes in the Sahara Desert. Not long after the establishment of the first hotel in Merzouga, European and Arab tourists began flocking to Merzouga; and mass tourism, with all its shortcomings, began to change the face of the area. Theme hotel clicheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s built on floodplains, un-sustainable water usage in the form of swimming pools, and intense motorized activities on the dunes began to challenge both the ecological integrality of the area and the character of the site itself. With a mandated program of an eco-lodge and a golf course, this studio required the creative re-interpretation of activities deemed â&#x20AC;&#x153;unsustainableâ&#x20AC;? in this context. The design process led us to re-imagine potential for new toursim occupation and inhabitation in extreme climatic environments. My partner and I chose a site of intense parody, a site where water is ephemerally abundant and life cycles flourishes in the heart of the desert partners: Matthew Spremulli March10

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By allowing terracing and certain openings within the dam itself, new spaces for occupation and circulation emerge. Taking into consideration different levels of water in the lake depends on the time of year; grey water from the eco-lodge then gets circulated through the infrastructure to allow for a secondary system of wetlands to be interlaced with existing site processes and ecolgies. INFRASTRUCTURE AS CIRCULATION - BIOTIC AND ABIOTIC - WATER AND HUMAN


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The splendor of the site itself is a spectacle that dwarfs any proposition that would exist in it. Successful projects in this context are projects that allowed for human occupation of the site while allowing for a performable sub-script to occur. In this case, the eco-lodge and the golf course were both programs that were embodied within a border infrastructure that allowed for the augmentation of site processes and ecologies. It capitalized on the presence of water on site to inform the limitations and potentials of an infrastructure to be both performative and occupiable. In its greatest moments, the design of this new dam allows for the respectful registration of the site and it surroundings, offering a new alternative and a reinterpretation of what desert tourism could be.

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THIS PROJECT RECOGNIZES THE INERTIA AND SATURATION OF PROPOSALS PERTAINING TO URBAN AGRICULTURE.

Instead it recognizes the potential for a process of editing which originates from existing urban structures to introduce a mechanism of parasitic coupling and reprogramming of an immense urban surface. It also sees a system by which existing arms-length municipal bodies can begin to organize new methods of cultivation for highly accessible yet under-utilized tracts of land. This sees the potential for an agriculture that is intersected into the urban fabric at the scale of the metropolis and functions as forcefully as the power-lines that hover above them.


MARCHING ORDERS OF IMPLEMENTATION STEP 1: ESTABLISH FEED TORONTO: FEED TORONTO is to be the City’s newest arm’slength public corporation following the model of its sister’s Invest Toronto and Build Toronto. Its mandate: to promote and operate zones of community gardening and local food production through the operation of urban agriculture at the commercial scale.

FEED TORONT STEP 2: CREATE ZONING TYPE UAx: A new zoning designation is needed to permit, promote and protect large scale agriculture within city limits as an appropriate and desirable land use. UAx is such a designation and can be sub-categorized as grazing/livestock, open air crops and greenhouse crops.

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STEP 3: EXCHANGE CROWN (PUBLIC) LAND & AIR RIGHTS: The publicly owned, Hydro One owns the broad network of hydro corridors in the province. It is proposed that Feed Toronto inherit the ownership of the public land rights with Hydro One retaining air rights. Such a move multiplies the use of the land and enables the two public corporations to symbiotically pursue their distinct mandates.

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research farm

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Within the local Taihu study area, our strategy proposes a nested system of urban and agricultural overlaps based on specific synergies desired within the region. As these systems overlay, they begin to hint at urban form. A lattice is established across the site, the lands within becoming crucial to the performance of the villages, cities, and region as a whole.

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URBAN-HYDROLOGICAL INTERFACE

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This systemic scheme becomes the driver of the urban condition and socio-economic reality of the place. Woven together within an efficient transit, open space, and road network formed by the interaction of proposed and existing conditions, a mesh of productivity emerges. In a way, this enmeshing locks the system into place. Thus, open space and urban boundaries are preserved though leveraging their values as urban assets, creating a reliance of each part on the overall whole.

TAIHU PERI-URBANISM

BEIJINGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PERI-URBAN CONDITION with - Andreas Viglakis, and Cameron Barradale

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NETWORK RESET

EMERALD CONSTELLATION with Conor O’Shea, and Kees Lokman

First Prize


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2010 ASLA Honor Award

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Heather M. Reisman Gold Medal in Design

An urban proposal for the reversal of water scarcity in the Jordan Valley


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Existing older towns along the valley are envisioned to be ‘hydroretrofitted’’ buildings would be equipped with rain collectors, agricultural water channels become part of the urban landscape, and strict crop typologies are enforced based on the climatic gradient.

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HYDRO MAJORSYSTEM SHIFT INAFRESH WATER COULD TRANSFORMED SALNITYALLOCATION GRADIENT - WHERE THE DEAD SEA BECOMES A LIVING LAKE- PROVE THAT HYDROLOGY CAN BECOME THE GEO-POLITICAL EQUALIZOR? Topo VALLEY Urban RunoffAGRO-URBANISM HYDROLOGICAL ARMETURE FOR

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NORTH ZONE

NORTH ZONE

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this major hub.

GREY WATER IRRIGATED WHEAT FIELDS Dead Sea

TRANSFORMED

ISRAELI

ISRAELI

“PEACE” WASTE WATER

ROTENBERG STATION PARK “PEACE” WASTE WATER ROTENBERG STATION PARK

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CHANNEL

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OPEN SPACE

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danians, Israelis, and Palestinians at the

a massive waste treatment water treatment facility. The of waste water bycollection both the Jorthiswater major hub. and treatment ofdanians, waste by both the Jordanians, Israelis, and Palestinians at the Israelis, and Palestinians at the this major hub.

RECREATIONALINFRASTRUCTURE

URBANJordan River RECREATIONAL AGRICULTRUAL Lake Tiberias WASTE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE RECREATIONALOPEN SPACE INFRASTRUCTURE GREY WATER IRRIGATED TOURISTIC WHEAT FIELDS NATURE URBANDead Jordan Sea TRANSFORMED River RECREATIONAL AGRICULTRUAL AQUACULTURE WASTE WATER ISRAELI INFRASTRUCTURE

ROTENBERG to capitalize on the relics of the old PARK for decades- Onemeant of water the many structures of The the old treatment facility. collection and STATION infrastructure to create massive waste engineering eras. A proposed peace parka water is meant to the Jortreatment of waste by both PARK treatment facility. The to collection capitalize on the water relics of the old infrastructure create and

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TOURISTIC NATURE

danians, Israelis, and Palestinians at the

a massive waste treatment water treatment facility. The of waste water bycollection both the Jorthiswater major and treatment ofdanians, waste byhub. both Jordanians, Israelis, and the Palestinians at the Israelis, and Palestinians at the this major hub.

Lake Tiberias

TRANSFORMED

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ROTENBERG RELICS

THE RIVER THE WINNER

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agriculture makes it the ideal place for the a preserve of Tamarisks Poplars and wild life. URBANAGRICULTRUAL

Jordan River

TOURISTIC NATURE

SOUTH ZONE

Dead Sea

TOURISTIC NATURE

TRANSFORMED

AGRICULTURE

FORSET

TAMRISK + POPLAR TREATMENT/RECHARGE

Dead Sea

TOURISTIC NATURE

OPEN SPACE

GEOLOGIC FILTERS AGRI-RUNOFF

Jordan River

TOURISTIC NATURE

WASTE WATER PONDS

THE RIVER

OPEN SPACE

GEOLOGIC FILTERS AGRI-RUNOFF TOURSIT SITE TRANSFORMED BAPTISM SITE CHURCH+POOL AGRICULTURE

JORDANIAN

THE WINNER

PALESTINIAN

FORSET

TAMRISK + POPLAR FORSET TREATMENT/RECHARGE TAMRISK + POPLAR TREATMENT/RECHARGE

WASTE WATER PONDS

GEOLGIC FILTER AGRI-RUN-OFF THE RIVER

JORDANIAN

THE WINNER

FORSET

TAMRISK + POPLAR TREATMENT/RECHARGE

TOURSIT SITE TRANSFORMED

BAPTISM SITE AGRICULTURE

GEOLGIC FILTER

TRANSFORMED

AGRI-RUN-OFF

AGRICULTURE

CHURCH+POOL JORDANIAN

PALESTINIAN

JORDANIAN

TOWN

TOWN

JORDANIAN

TOWN

PALESTINIAN

PALESTINIAN

SOUTH

BAPTISM SITE ECORESERVE

SOUTH

BAPTISM SITE ECORESERVE

JORDANIAN

TOWN

The southern end of the Jordan River Valley - Where the SOUTH River meets the Dead Sea -is claimed to be the historic BAPTISM location of baptism of Jesus. The level of contamination SITE ECOin the water has rendered the river inaccessible to the RESERVE millions of tourists and pilgrims who visit the site every year. Instead baptisms take place in a camouflaged pool with imported water. The region surrounding the site is proposed to be transformed into an ecological reserve and habitat. Its importance as an aquifer recharge zone, proximity to tourist zones, and a too high salinity soil for agriculture makes it the ideal place for the a preserve of Tamarisks Poplars. and wild life.

The southern end of the Jordan River Valley - Where the River meets the Dead Sea -is claimed to be the historic location of baptism of Jesus. The level of contamination in the water has rendered the river inaccessible to the millions of tourists and pilgrims who visit the site every year. Instead baptisms take place in a camouflaged pool with imported water. The region surrounding the site is proposed to be transformed into an ecological reserve and habitat. Its importance as an aquifer recharge zone, proximity to tourist zones, and a too high salinity soil for agriculture makes it the ideal place for the a preserve of Tamarisks Poplars. and wild life. OPEN SPACE

GEOLOGIC FILTERS AGRI-RUNOFF

TRANSFORMED

AGRICULTURE

PALESTINIAN

TOWN

PALESTINIAN

FORSET

TAMRISK + POPLAR TREATMENT/RECHARGE

WASTE WATER PONDS

THE RIVER THE WINNER

JORDANIAN

FORSET

TOURSIT SITE

BAPTISM SITE

CHURCH+POOL

TAMRISK + POPLAR TREATMENT/RECHARGE

The southern end of the Jordan River Valley - Where the SOUTH River meets the Dead Sea -is claimed to be the historic BAPTISM location of baptism of Jesus. The level of contamination SITE ECOin the water has rendered the river inaccessible to the RESERVE millions of tourists and pilgrims who visit the site every year. Instead baptisms take place in a camouflaged pool with imported water. The region surrounding the site is proposed to be transformed into an ecological reserve and habitat. Its importance as an aquifer recharge zone, proximity to tourist zones, and a too high salinity soil for agriculture makes it the ideal place for the a preserve of Tamarisks Poplars. and wild life.

The southern end of the Jordan River Valley - Where the River meets the Dead Sea -is claimed to be the historic location of baptism of Jesus. The level of contamination in the water has rendered the river inaccessible to the millions of tourists and pilgrims who visit the site every year. Instead baptisms take place in a camouflaged pool with imported water. The region surrounding the site is proposed to be transformed into an ecological reserve and habitat. Its importance as an aquifer recharge zone, proximity to tourist zones, and a too high salinity soil for agriculture makes it the ideal place for the a preserve of Tamarisks Poplars. and wild life. OPEN SPACE

GEOLOGIC FILTERS AGRI-RUNOFF

TRANSFORMED

AGRICULTURE

FORSET

TAMRISK + POPLAR TREATMENT/RECHARGE

WASTE WATER PONDS

THE RIVER THE WINNER

JORDANIAN

FORSET

TAMRISK + POPLAR TREATMENT/RECHARGE

TOURSIT SITE

BAPTISM SITE

CHURCH+POOL

PALESTINIAN

TOWN

PALESTINIAN

OPEN SPACE

GEOLGIC FILTER AGRI-RUN-OFF

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AGRICULTURE

JORDANIAN

GEOLOGIC FILTERS AGRI-RUNOFF

TRANSFORMED

AGRICULTURE PALESTINIAN TOWN

FORSET

TAMRISK + POPLAR TREATMENT/RECHARGE

TOWN

OPEN SPACE

TRANSFORMED

AGRICULTURE

JORDANIAN

GEOLOGIC FILTERS AGRI-RUNOFF

TRANSFORMED

AGRICULTURE PALESTINIAN TOWN

WASTE WATER PONDS

FORSET

TAMRISK + POPLAR TREATMENT/RECHARGE

THE RIVER

JORDANIAN

FORSET

TOURSIT SITE

BAPTISM SITE

THE WINNER

CHURCH+POOL

RECREATIONALINFRASTRUCTURE URBANAGRICULTRUAL

Jordan River

Dead Sea

Lake Tiberias

Lake Tiberias

URBANAGRICULTRUAL

SOUTH ZONE

Dead Sea

Lake Tiberias

TOURISTIC NATURE

INFRASTRUCTURE The southern end of the Jordan River Valley - Where the River meets the Dead Sea -is claimed to be the historic URBANlocation of baptism of Jesus. The AGRICULTRUAL level of contamination in the water has rendered the river inaccessible to the TOURISTIC - site every millions of tourists and pilgrims who visit the NATURE year. InsteadSOUTH baptisms take place in a camouflaged pool ZONE with imported water. The region surrounding the site is TOURISTIC proposed toNATURE be transformed into an ecological reserve and habitat. Its importance as an aquifer recharge zone proximity to tourist zones, and a too high salinity soil for agriculture makes it the ideal place for the a preserve of Tamarisks Poplars and wild life. RECREATIONALINFRASTRUCTURE URBANAGRICULTRUAL

Jordan River

TOURISTIC NATURE Dead Sea

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Lake Tiberias

SOUTH ZONE TOURISTIC NATURE

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TOURISTIC NATURE

Dead Sea

Jordan River

Dead Sea

Jordan River

TOURISTIC NATURE

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Lake Tiberias

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TOURISTIC NATURE

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Lake Tiberias

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peripheral effects south end: baptism site eco-reserve GEOLGIC FILTER

TOWN

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Jordan River

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Fadi Masoud - Work Samples 2012  

Updated collection of my work at Harvard University 's Graduate School of Design and Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design...