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ARCHITECTURE

LANDSCAPE URBANISM

MAYA ABDUL-LATIF


CURRICULUM VITAE/ PROJECT LISTINGS

Name: Maya Abdul-Latif Nationality: Lebanese Date of Birth: 17 may 1983

EDUCATION

Architectural Association (AA), School of Architecture London, United Kingdom Masters in Landscape Urbanism, with distinction (2011)

American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon Bachelor of Science in Landscape Design & Ecosystem Management and Diploma in Agriculture Engineering (2005) Final Year Project: Come-unity Park, Naameh and Haret el Naameh, Lebanon

WORK EXPERIENCE

Vogt Landscape Ltd, London, United Kingdom (2012-2013) Landscape ltd, Beirut, Lebanon (2007-2010) Landscape Architect/Project Manager

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Junior Landscape Architect

FREELANCE PROJECTS

WORKSHOPS

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ACADEMIC PROJECTS


EFFLORESCENT ECOLOGIES CONTEXT LOCATION HUZHOU

JIAXING

HANGZHOU

CIXI

XIAOSHAN JIAXING

YUYAO

NINGBO ZHUXI

ZHEJIANG

BEIJING TIANJIN

JINHUA

SANMEN

QUZHOU

CHINA XIAN

and promoting its development of off-shore and urban

NANJING SHANGHAI

CHENGDU

NINGBO

structure and the transformation of economic increase

WENZHOU RUI’AN XIAMEN

GUANGZHOU

LUOYANG

SHENZHEN

EAST CHINA SEA

industrial upgrading, urban progress, cultural development,

DINGHAI ISLAND

from which only half is registered, and the forecast shows

SHANTANXIANG ISLAND

CHUANSHAN SEAPORT

ZHENHAI ESTUARYPORT

resulted in an agglomeration of industries which obstruct the

BEILUN SEAPORT

ZHOUSHAN ISLAND

DAXIE SEAPORT

NINGBO INLAND RIVER PORT

to serve the port, a number of highways, national roads and

DENGBUDAO ISLAND

NINGBO

Due to the rapid industrialisation of the villages, more productive agricultural land has been compromised for

NINGBO AIRPORT

TAOHUAZHEN ISLAND MEISHANDAO ISLAND

SHUANGTANGXIANG ISLAND

EAST CHINA SEA

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+400m

+400m

+400m

XIEPU

FENGPUHU RESERVOIR

JIULONG LAKE

21,615 people 20,410 floating population

+200m

MOUNTAINS + RESERVOIRS TOURIST DESTINATIONS

42,025 people 19% of the land taken

LANSHANYI RESERVOIR

22,421 people 11,822 floating population

+200m

SHIZI RESERVOIR

EAST CHINA SEA

SEA EDGE + SHRIMP FARMS

34,243 people 28% of the land taken JIAOSHUAN

LUOTUO

+200m

PETROCHEMICAL + POWER PLANT SEA AND RIVER EDGE

CLOSE TO NINGBO 44,402 people 55,305 floating population

22,482 people 55,156 floating population

99,707 people 20% of the land taken

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77,638 people 16% of the land taken

BEILUN

ZHENHAI PORT

ZHENHAI TOWER

ZHUANGSHI

CLOSE TO NINGBO 27,761 people 39,535 floating population

XIEPU 441 people/km2

LUOTUO 870 people/km2

JIAOSHUAN 548 people/km2

ZHUANGSHI 957 people/km2

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67,296 people 11% of the land taken NINGBO

64,614 people 22,478 floating population ZHAOBAO MOUNTAIN

BEILUN LINE

POPULATION DENSITY 2010

PORT XIAOYONG LINE SEA AND RIVER EDGE

87,092 people 6% of the land taken

THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIVING IN ZHENHAI BY 2020

JIULONG LAKE 311 people/km2

ZHAOBAOSHAN

A G JI YON

FORMER MILITARY AIRBASE ZHAOBOSHAN

4,615 people/km2

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NINGBO PORT

RATIO AGRICULTURE/INDUSTRY/RESIDENTIAL

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EFFLORESCENT ECOLOGIES REGULATORY PLAN & PROJECT STATEMENT

masterplan proposes a protective green belt covering 50 percent of the total land for food production as well

‘The project aims to challenge the idea of landscape as tabula rasa so that the of the expanded Chinese cities can be maintained. This rural condition is thus strategically composed so as to resonate with the proposed urban fabric as a fundamental element constituting the image of the future city.’

industrial development outright, the project proposes the rurality development of an agro-industrial ecology that enhances

different sectors within the city and to be the main drive to

Rather than constraining to the agenda proposed by the corridor, the project suggests a transitional spatial logic: a green network through which the ecological restoration of

50% GREEN BELT AREA COMBINED WITH THE FOREST AREA REPRESENT HALF OF THE SITE

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22% AREA DESIGNATED TO ACCOMODATE ZHENHAI’S POPULATION GROWTH


+400m

+400m

+400m

EAST CHINA SEA

FENGPUHU RESERVOIR

+200m

LANSHANYI RESERVOIR

+200m

SHIZI RESERVOIR

+200m

XIAOYONG LINE

BEILUN ZHAOBAO MOUNTAIN ZHENHAI PORT ZHENHAI TOWER

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BEILUN LINE

AN G JI YON

FORMER MILITARY AIRBASE

NINGBO

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NINGBO PORT

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EFFLORESCENT ECOLOGIES CONCEPT

ENVIRONMENTAL

ECONOMIC

SOCIAL

ECONOMIC

SOCIAL

The intention is to create a mutable ecology that transforms voids as to suggest a new structureENVIRONMENTAL that would accomodate

ENVIRONMENTAL

ECOLOGICAL CORRIDOR

ECOLOGICAL CORRIDOR RESTORE NATURAL HABITATS

SOCIAL

ECONOMIC

TRANSITIONAL FIELDS

FLOWER FIELDS

TRANSITIONAL FIELDS

FLOWER FIELDS

BUFFER ZONE

URBAN AGRICULTURE EXISTING/PROPOSED URBAN FABRIC

URBAN AGRICULTURE

MAIN ECONOMICAL DRIVE

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPE

SUBSIDENCE AGRICULTURE

PRODUCTIVE AND RECREATIONAL LANDSCAPE PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPE Restore natural habitats NATURAL CONFIGURATION HYBRID BETWEEN NATURAL ECOLOGICAL FIELDSAND ORGANISED FIELDS Productive andCORRIDOR recreational landscapeTRANSITIONAL Productive landscape

Main economical drive VERY ORGANISED FIELDS FLOWER FIELDS Productive landscape

LOW LEVEL OF DISTURBANCE RESTORE NATURAL HABITATS

MEDIUM LEVEL OF DISTURBANCE BUFFER ZONE

HIGH LEVEL OF DISTURBANCE High demand DRIVE of infrastructure MAIN ECONOMICAL

PRODUCTIVE AND RECREATIONAL LANDSCAPE Low level of disturbance

PRODUCTIVE MediumLANDSCAPE level of disturbance

PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPE High level of disturbance

Social engagement Subsidence agriculture LOW DEMAND OF INFRASTRUCTURE EXISTING/PROPOSED URBAN FABRIC No particular order EMBEDED WITHIN THE URBAN FABRIC Low demand of infrastructure SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT SUBSIDENCE AGRICULTURE Embeded within the urban fabric

NATURAL CONFIGURATION

HYBRID BETWEEN NATURAL AND ORGANISED FIELDS

VERY ORGANISED FIELDS

NO PARTICULAR ORDER

NO INFRASTRUCTURE IS REQUIRED

MINIMUM INFRASTRUCTURE IS REQUIRED

HIGH DEMAND OF INFRASTRUCTURE

LOW DEMAND OF INFRASTRUCTURE

LOW LEVEL OF DISTURBANCE

MEDIUM LEVEL OF DISTURBANCE

HIGH LEVEL OF DISTURBANCE

EMBEDED WITHIN THE URBAN FABRIC

NO INFRASTRUCTURE IS REQUIRED

MINIMUM INFRASTRUCTURE IS REQUIRED

HIGH DEMAND OF INFRASTRUCTURE

NO PARTICULAR ORDER URBAN AGRICULTURE

RIBBON page 10

PLUG INTO THE EXISTING PEDESTRIAN PATHS AND GREEN SPACES CONNECT TO THE ECOLOGICAL CORRIDOR ENTRY POINTS LINK COMMUNITY AND FLOWER PRODUCTION FACILITIES

RIBBON


+400m

+400m

+400m

EAST CHINA SEA

FENGPUHU RESERVOIR

+200m

LANSHANYI RESERVOIR

+200m

SHIZI RESERVOIR

+200m

XIAOYONG LINE

BEILUN ZHAOBAO MOUNTAIN ZHENHAI PORT ZHENHAI TOWER

R IV ER

BEILUN LINE

AN G JI YON

FORMER MILITARY AIRBASE

NINGBO

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NINGBO PORT

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EFFLORESCENT ECOLOGIES OVERALL MASTERPLAN “Agriculture, rather than theming the city becomes fundamental in structuring the territory.

URBAN AGRICULTURE & PROPOSED BUILT-UP AREA Small scale communal gardens embedded within the urban fabric, providing a subsistence

The ecological corridor was designed to become the main core for the structure of site from which other transition would are not more than 800m apart with the transitional band in

FLOWER FIELDS Accommodate the main economical drive and its closeness to the proposed/

TRANSITIONAL FIELDS Works as a buffer from the ecological corridor to the produces staple food using an

ECOLOGICAL CORRIDOR Restores the habitats between the mountain, sea and the river

Schematic view showing the merge of the different landscape ecologies starting from the ecological coridor moving to the tran-

CANAL SYSTEM ecologies looping the wetland

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+400m

+400m

EAST CHINA SEA

FENGPUHU RESERVOIR

+200m

LANSHANYI RESERVOIR

+200m

SHIZI RESERVOIR

+200m

XIAOYONG LINE

BEILUN ZHAOBAO MOUNTAIN ZHENHAI PORT ZHENHAI TOWER

R IV ER

BEILUN LINE

AN G JI YON

FORMER MILITARY AIRBASE

NINGBO

G

NINGBO PORT

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EFFLORESCENT ECOLOGIES +400m

+400m

+400m

EAST CHINA SEA

FENGPUHU RESERVOIR

Soil Condition An investigation on soil distribution on site was carried out to understand the variations of soil and to propose the types

+200m

LANSHANYI RESERVOIR

+200m

SHIZI RESERVOIR

+200m

XIAOYONG LINE

The presence of different habitats in the city, towards the tip of the mountain, towards the sea and towards the river,

BEILUN ZHAOBAO MOUNTAIN ZHENHAI PORT ZHENHAI TOWER

BEILUN LINE

R IV ER

There are mainly three types of soil in the area: RED SOIL,

AN G JI YON

FORMER MILITARY AIRBASE

G

NINGBO PORT

NINGBO

The types of crops that would grow in each band of the corridor, the choice was based on proposing trees that are indigenous, serving the reforestiation of the mountains but at the same time being productive, and economically

Highly Acidic Acidic

Mildly Acidic

Neutral

Mildly Alkaline Alkaline

Highly Alkaline

PH 4.5 - 5.5

PH 6.0 - 6.5

PH 6.5 - 7.5

PH 7.5 - 8.0

PH 8.5 - 9.0

PH 5.5 -6.0

PH 8.0 - 8.5

+400m

+400m

+400m

EAST CHINA SEA

FENGPUHU RESERVOIR

+200m

LANSHANYI RESERVOIR

+200m

SHIZI RESERVOIR

+200m

agriculture, the choice of crops was made based on the

XIAOYONG LINE

BEILUN ZHAOBAO MOUNTAIN

An intercropping strategy was applied on the different types of crops dividing them into main and secondary crops based on their economic value and studying the best combinations

ZHENHAI PORT ZHENHAI TOWER

R IV ER

BEILUN LINE

A G JI YON

FORMER MILITARY AIRBASE

and based on which band they will grow and this generated an agriculural landuse plan page

NINGBO PORT Highly Acidic

NINGBO

Acidic

NG

Mildly Acidic

Neutral

Mildly Alkaline Alkaline

Highly Alkaline

Ecological Corridor

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EC-2

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EC-4

EC-5

EC-6

Transitional Agriculture

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Flower Fields

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Urban Agriculture

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EFFLORESCENT ECOLOGIES PROTOTYPE AND PROLIFERATION ON SITE studied by undergoing few case studies on major countires

using the mesh structure and based on the different

every 200 meters which is the average distance between 2

The system follows the longitudinal morphology of the site

The prototype was later proliferated on site generating a secondary canal network that acts as a backbone for the

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EFFLORESCENT ECOLOGIES PROPOSED MASTERPLAN PROPOSED URBAN FABRIC Disintegration of the typologies following the density strategy set

important to choose a smaller scale of operation in order to

Landscape and urbanisation work hand-in-hand inspiring the evolving relationship between the organisation of the territory the productivity of landscapes and ecosystems that can complement the innate attraction of settlement structures

RIBBON Intermediates the spaces between the landscape and

frame the development of the teritory The ultimate aim would be the building of a physical framework that would enable those working in the productive landscape to become agents in the territorial space

G RIV YONGJIAN

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Points of entry to the Ecological Corridor Proposed Ribbon Connects with the existing pedestrian and green paths as well as the ecological corridor

ECOLOGICAL CORRIDOR TRANSITIONAL FIELDS FLOWER FIELDS

CANAL SYSTEM

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EFFLORESCENT ECOLOGIES PERFORMATIVE CITY illustrate how the city would perform as a machine dedicated 14

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Ribbon By overlapping the different layers, The Ribbon was introduced which is the interface dialoguing between the two contrasting systems constituted by the productive

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the movement of workers and inhabitants of the city and it is the element that combines a range of different social Drawing illustrating Flower Facilities Movement of Labors working on

Proposed Light Railway Stattions

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shows how it is the dynamic of the is a seasonal pedestrian movement

accordance to the programme and it oscillates between or nurseries to the storage or local softscape and architecture in response to the different edge

Exisiting Bus Stops Movement of people from public transport nodes

Movement ot People from one Understanding the route that people chose to take will inform later the most suitable landuse for

layer starts to show how the city

FLOWER PRODUCTION GENERAL PROCESS Propagation / Seeding Greenhouse

Planting/ Transplanting Transplanting Machine

G RIV YONGJIAN

Selection On site

G RIV YONGJIAN

Transporting Alleys/Secondary Roads

were placed around the best views areas were distributed according to

Grading + Packaging Storage facilities

Auction House Wholesale Market Internal + Export Markets Internal Market

Very disconnect / very low density Disconnect / low density Within 1200m from station / medium density Within 800m from station / high density Within 400m from station / very high density

The Landuse plan was determined by It was possible to estimate various parameters, the movement the population of each band of people was an important following the Density strategy combined with the designation of

Cutting Cut Flower Machine

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Local Market Internal Market

G RIV YONGJIAN

ER

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Commercial Mixed Use Residential Community Facilities Flower Production Facilities Educational Facilities Industrial

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Flower Production Facilities Community Facilities

Knowing the amount of people that will live in each of the proposed bands, helped to calculate the number of Community Facilities that will be necessary to serve the like schools and health centres, the plan is also showing the location of the facilities for the production


The ribbon plugs into the existing pedestrian paths and green spaces connects to the ecological corridor entry points link community and

ER G RIV YONGJIAN

Points of entry to the Ecological Corridor

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EFFLORESCENT ECOLOGIES SECTIONS

The longitudinal section along the promenade shows three different moments where the ribbon peals off and become the ribbon turns into terraces of urban agriculture or folds into shows the different edge conditions between the proposed

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courtyard

Proposed Building

Flower Field

Flower Field

Internal Road

Flower Field

Flower Field

Internal Road

Canal

Promenade

Proposed Building

Canal Draining Canal

Flower Market

Flower Field

Dyke

Canal Edge Flower Field Edge Existing or Proposed Urban Fabric < 40m Road Edge > 40m Road Edge Dyke Edge

Elevated Platform

Dyke

Transitional Fields

Flower Field

Transitional Field

Natural boundary stopping people to step into the fields Play with various degree of reachability Engage / connect with the existing greenery or act as barrier Buffer zone from noise / polution Buffer zone from noise / polution Play with different heights

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EFFLORESCENT ECOLOGIES FLOWER FIELD PATTERNS

following the basic structure of the mesh, however sometimes

of crop is taken based on the type of soil in the area (refer to

patchwork made up of tiles of different colors and shapes held together by the canal network

time and drawing the lines of the machine accordingly, the and because greenhouses should be south north oriented to distribute sun uniformely, a range of angle of 15 to 20 degrees from true south was also followed for the direction

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EFFLORESCENT ECOLOGIES NOTHING BUT FLOWERS

I thought that we’d start over But I guess I was wrong …This was a Pizza Hut Now it’s all covered with daisies you got it, you got it…” Talking Heads

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COME-UNITY PARK PROJECT DESCRIPTION & SITE ANALYSIS Naameh is located 17 Km away from the capital of Lebanon, parts Naameh & Haret El Naameh both belonging to same

Individuals from these two areas created a physical barrier,

Mapping old Naameh shows an agricultural land divided into plots whereas new Naameh illustrates an invasion of The aim of the project is to develop community action and participation by engaging members of the community in to enhance community life through the design of a central

a public land in the middle between the two villages and Once the site was chosen, a series of site analysis were the human current use of the space and their perception of performed by community members of different age groups Other sources of inspiration are the colors, vertical lines and

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Circulation

Introvert Views

“Human traces and community’s lines of activities were used as base lines for the design.”

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COME-UNITY PARK DESIGN PROPOSAL The intention of the project is to propose a community public space where inhabitants can interact withe each other and

PROJECTING LINES

STUDY OF THE PROJECTED LINES

INTERSECTING LINES OF ACTIVITIES

Following the human traces that were collected and

projecting these lines into the site and overlapping them, areas of interventions and main lines of activities were by a curved line of pine trees that runs through the whole was a reminder for the pine forest that occupies the hills of Design Program The program focused on the communal participation, therefore an area was designed as a community workshop that will accomodate workers such as local carpenters and allowing people to sit and watch the workers while so the Another part will be designated for a community garden that will be divided into plots, members of the community can have a plot and plant whatever they like and again designed to become a multifunctional area, a community open space that can be used for sports activities, outdoor Introduction of a pine forest in an urban context: A reminder of the pine forest on the hills of Naameh

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Section AA

Section BB

Section CC+

Seating under vines, another trace that was kept and projected into the site

Terraces overlooking workshops

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PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS


Al Shaqab Hotel & Spa PROJECT DESCRIPTION, CONCEPT DESIGN & MASTER PLAN The site is located within Education City in Doha, Qatar, at close proximity to Al Shaqab Equestrian Center and academy, the horse being a legacy in the Arab culture and

experience and bring a new landscape typology to the

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Al Shaqab Hotel & Spa DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

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Al Shaqab Hotel & Spa DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Moving away from the heart, stand the hotel main building blocks which are inspired from the typical Qatari architecture having an indoor central courtyard. The landscape around the hotel main buildings is called the clearing, it’s a desert type landscape which is typical to the Qatari desert portrayed by a gravel meadow with umbrella shape scarse clump of trees. The pool area is part of the clearing. The pool area is divided into three main sub-areas: an adult pool area, akid’s pool area and a food garden. Both the hotel and oasis are bounded by the promenade which represents the legacy of the project, an equestrian infrastructure that allows navigation of the site by horse and rider, the Promenade is a purpose built route shaded by semi mature trees that will allow pedestrians and riders to enjoy the hotel grounds. The main entrance to the hotel lobby and reception is through the promenade and “porte cochere”.

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Al Shaqab Hotel & Spa DESIGN DEVELOPMENT The whole is embraced by a green belt, a dry woodland that intense manner, imagining how would the desert develop by itself. The dry woodland area encompasses villas for longterm hotel residents, the main entrance for the hotel and a unique ballroom garden.

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DEBBAS SQUARE PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND CONCEPT DESIGN Debbas square is an existing urban square in Beirut Central District, Lebanon. The project aim is to redesign the square and connect it to its surrounding neighborhoods. Due to its strategic location in down town Beirut, the square used to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;an addressâ&#x20AC;?, this characteristic was to be echoed or recreated by the design to allow proper animation and social interaction. Moreover, the square is at the bend of Damascus road, a major busy road connecting West Beirut to East Beirut. This location makes the square a strong visual feature when entering the downtown Beirut from the south and was highly considered for the design. The other side of the square is connected to lower intensity internal residential roads. The design proposes a square that is in visual harmony with the surrounding buildings, emphasizing the role of the square as an open space, therefore not exploiting the whole area, but complementing the different layers surrounding it (relegious, traditional, and building aligments). The aspects of intenration, merge and melting the surrounding into the square were all adapted, making it a one level platform accessible from north and south side. A canopy of evergreen trees was proposed on one side of the square solving the problem of scale to neighnoring buildings. From the other side, the square proposes a serigraphy glass wall that plays a dual role: a visual interactive barrier displaying contemporary art of Lebanese photographers and at the same time a sound barrier reducing the noise of high intensity road. The program suggests adaptable socio-economic equipments such as a coffee shop and rest area, a natural product hut with weekly market activities for biological

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DEBBAS SQUARE CONCEPT DETAILS In order to level the square, a visual slope was avoided and an introduction of an urban horizontal table was suggested. Sidewalks and stairs were melt into the square, creating new opening and directions. The design presents a water basin, shallow depth with high mirroring effect. Introduction of an articulated green surface and allowing a continuous view to the urban context.

North Elevation

Glass â&#x20AC;&#x153;serigraphyâ&#x20AC;? in harmony and continuity with the simplicity of the square.

South Elevation

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West Elevation

East Elevation

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DEBBAS SQUARE VIEWS

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BEIRUT PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND CONCEPT DESIGN The national museum of Beirut was inaugurated in1942. The National Museum is considered to be one of the rich collection. In 1996, the National Heritage Foundation focused its efforts on this project of rehabilitating the National Museum. The landscape concept proposal completes the restoration process of the National Museum. The museum is located next to the Beirut hippodrome, at the not well maintained and protected. Moreover, noise and air pollution are generated from the direct surrounding and are affecting the well being of the garden. The site has been neglected for years and used as a storage space. Elements placed on site got damaged with time. The grading varies slightly along the site, however, at the service gate, the levels differ considerably. The program proposes an outdoor terrace an extension to the coffee shop on two different levels, a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corner as many schools visit the museum. The project also proposes a green wall that seperates the garden from its surrounding, the green wall has a major impact on the whole design as it resolves the problem of noise and air pollution and it characterizes a hormonious path where sculptures will be displayed along green wall.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BEIRUT DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Design development for the project was carried out, executing detailed drawings for the proposed design, focusing on the hardscape (stairs, tiling, walls, water feature...). In addition an investigation on the proposed softscape was done, suggesting mainly plantations of colorful shrubs adaptable to the urban area and maintenance of the exisiting trees. For the green wall, another invistigation was carried out since not all can perform well on a green wall which also requires

Section AA

micro tubes and sprinkles. A lighting plan was also proposed assuring the accessbility and accomodation for the garden for evening events.

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Section BB

Section CC

Section DD

Section EE

Section FF


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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BEIRUT VIEWS

Main Entrance

Path leading to Coffee Shop

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Lower Terrace


Coffee Shop Backside

Bar & Service Entrance

Upper Terrace

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THUWAL VILLAGE CONCEPT DESIGN MASTERPLAN The project is located in Thuwal Village next to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; it is an extension to King Abdallah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). port and a mosque Piazza. A 110x110 meter grid was applied in order to interconnect the overall image of the Landscaping of the area and to facilitate the organization of the various activities. The grid follows the axis of the mosque and the direction leading to KAUST. A parc avenue was implemented linking the two extremes of the project passing by the mosque plaza and KAUST. A linking path was also adapted to connect the main activities proposed.

Zoning

Grid

Roads & Links

The thematic park is designed to also include a recreational

contain restaurants and coffee shops. The mosque plaza is bordered by two gates with an arabesque mosaic fountain in the middle.

Thematic Park

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Fisherman Port

Mosque Plazza

North East Beach

North East Beach


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THUWAL VILLAGE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PARK AVENUE AND MOSQUE PLAZZA The park avenue constitutes a major passage as it extends along the whole project from the university (KAUST) until the tip of the site, passing by the mosque plazza. The scale of the avenue was inspired by european large avenues where large trees constitute main elements that border the passage, in that case rows of palm trees were planted following a diagonal spacing. In instances, a pergola was incoparated within the avenue to insure seating, shading and resting while traveling the park avenue. For the softscape, the choice of plants was based on what is adapted to the desert area, a series of plams were proposed, along with windbreaks trees and succulent groundcovers that would grow under the plams and start to extend along

Mosque Plazza

hardscape. Different materials were used for the pavement in that area, applying basalt on most of the avenue with interruptions of manghabi stones (original to the area).

Section Transversal on Mosque Plaza Gate

centralized with a mosaic fountain Park Avenue

Section Transversal on Mosaic Fountain

Section Longitudinal on Park Avenue

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Section Longitudinal on Park Avenue


Park Avenue Perspective

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FREELANCE PROJECTS

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PRIVATE RESIDENCE ABEDEYI PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND DESIGN The project is located in Abadeyi, Mount Lebanon. The residence is a traditional Lebanese country house. The idea was to highlight this identity that is starting to fade away and be replaced with modern contemporary gardens. Due to the morphology of the site which follows a more longitudinal aspect and variation in levels, the project suggests a long passage under a vine and across a planted stone wall, creating an exclusive experience. The passage connects the different proposed activities, main seating area, coffee and children area, fruit and vegetables garden as well as house entrance. Although, the grading varies moderately within the site, the passage was designed to move slightly, creating smooth ramps and stairs that can serve for children activities as per clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; request ( roller blading, biking, running etc....) The passage leads to the main seating area with a ramp, directs to the entrance with few steps to melt into the planted garden with a walkway. Detailed drawings were carried out as well as planting, hardscape, lighting schedules and the project was executed in august 2010.

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PRIVATE RESIDENCE ABEDEYI VIEWS

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INTERCONTINENTAL LE VENDOME BEIRUT CONCEPT DESIGN The hotel is located at the Beirut Sea Front (touristic area), ideally the corniche, and a wide promenade on the Mediterranean Sea which makes its location of major importance. Since its foundation in 1964, Le Vendome Intercontinental has characterized the luxury hotel experience which has been visited by the Lebanese jetsetters as well as International celebrities from around the world making it a target place for rich and famous visitors The project proposes a redesign for the entrance of the hotel. Two main axes were applied in order to accentuate the entrance of the hotel. Based on these two axes, a grid was generated. This grid will serve as a key plan for the design. Three water features were introduced to keep the spirit of the Mediterranean Sea and to stress on the water experience which is missing at the entrance of the hotel at the ground level, although the hotel rooms have a panoramic view to the Medeteranean Sea. A small pedestrian promenade was implemented to enhance the connection with the corniche

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INTERCONTINENTAL LE VENDOME BEIRUT VIEWS

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REPTON SCHOOL CONCEPTUAL DESIGN The project is intended to be a conceptual landscape design for an english school in Dubain. Inpired by the idea of the role of a main spine being the vital to keep an organization straight. It is FORMAL, PRECISE, and holds the main building of the school. Therefore a complimentary landscape should be arrayed alongside this spine. Extended from the spine are the TRANSITION AREAS. These areas act as a sieve to create natural FLOWING entities. School: Discipline-Process of learning under instruction. The landscape is part of the school. It also gives instruction. It dictates the function of the space and guides the students. Transition of disciplined areas to â&#x20AC;&#x153;disordered Thus, Each landscaped area adopts to the character of its immediate surroundings. Applying the concept of diffusion of the formal into the unformal, that accompanies a student in his different stages until organization.

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Portfolio (june 2013)  

This portfolio contains my work in landscape architecture and urbanism. It is divided into three categories: academic, professional and free...

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