Four different time scales present around the site were taken into consideration in the site analysis phase. 1.the site's proximity to the highway, 2.the port, 3.the site's changing location due to landfills and 4.the stable build context (residential Mar Mikhael buildings).
Programatically we noticed that there was an invasion of commercial programs and to avoid what once happened in Gemayze we tried to insert as a mixture of programs that serve the Mar Mikhael community and help keep its residents content. We've inserted a public transportation network that entails bike taxis to keep it local and sustainable. The use of a kinetic surface and a stable surface reacting off of each other, enabled the presence of temporary programs. The main program in our kinetic landscape proposal is the gardening area where the residents can rent plots of land to grow crops and sell their produce in the market on site.
This promotes community interaction and wellbeing for the demographics targeted. This makes up most of the massing while the rest of the programs are placed in pavilions folded from their nets around the site placed strategically around the kinetic landscape according to the velocities's influence lines and the program need.
Edward Scissorhands looks bizarre. But he does good to the community.
|view from the public gardens|
|ground floor plan|
|first floor plan|
|long section across the pavilions|
|bird's eye view|