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I am an architecture student from Germany and would like to share my last semester\’s urban design project with you. It was a group work focusing on the revitalization of a city quarter in the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Damascus, Syria. We proposed up-to-date housing in the traditional courtyard houses and a new cultural center on what has been urban wasteland for centuries.
How do you feel about it? Is a new construction for culture and leisure in this context full of religious history thinkable? How about multi-family housing around a common courtyard in an islamic country?
After all, what is the most sustainable solution for this decaying but beautiful quarter – in all aspects of sustainability? What would have been your approach?
- Mustafa Ali, an artist living in the old city of Damascus.
- Meyar Al Roumi, a film producer
- Hekmat Chatta, a Damascene architect, one of the founders of batata group, well concerned about what is happening in the old town of Damascus.
- Ali Kaaf, a Syrian artist living in Berlin.
- Samer Kozah, an artist from old Damascus with a new vision of it.
- Friederike Stolleis, a German ethnologue with her dissertation “Öffentliches Leben in privaten Räumen – Muslimische Frauen in Damaskus“
- Stefan Weber, a specialist for Damascus in so many ways.
Books & Magazines
- Ross Burns with all his publications like “Damascus – a History” and “The Monuments of Syria“
- “Auf der Suche nach dem Orient” the February magazine of DU, a swiss cultural journal
Post autor: Leonie (Germany)
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