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PUBLIC SPACE AND VEGETABLE GARDENS

The canal narrows down into a second sand filter just before one of the sides becomes the concrete retaining wall of a little public resting area on the intersection of 3 roads. The area is marked by a large mango tree that provides shelter from the burning sun to the workers of a few terraced vegetable gardens on the other side of the canal. Both sides are connected through a few concrete steps that lead down into the canal and allow an easy filling of watering cans. The terraces can flood in case of extreme rainfall without affecting the surrounding houses because of a small earthen dike constructed with the excavated soil.

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III Design Proposal

Dealing with Unresolved Water Cycles in the Expanding City: An Urban Design Investigation on Maputo  

Master Thesis Project in Architecture and Urbanism, KULeuven 2013-2014

Dealing with Unresolved Water Cycles in the Expanding City: An Urban Design Investigation on Maputo  

Master Thesis Project in Architecture and Urbanism, KULeuven 2013-2014

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