Tahrir Square is the backbone of Egyptian political history and therefore reviving its urban design is a political, environmental and social desideratum. The master plan involves closing off some of streets and merging them into the existing square without upsetting traffic flow. Three projects were then created to accommodate a recreational and commercial functions as well as a memorial to mark Egypt’s modern political history. The plan took into account sufficient space for strolling and seating areas and a high green area ratio to introduce color to the city.
Bubbles is the proposal for a smog-proof urban botanical garden. Designed for cities with air qualitiy problems, the buildings which finance the park are moved to the edges of the plot to make space for the garden in the centre. The park is covered by a light-weight and economic ETFE surface. The allows for a controlled climate for the plants and for an enclosed space which contains fresh filtered air.
For 25 years Bari has been absorbed by a debate on the future of the iron sea which separates its historically defined part and the expansion one. The project is part of a MArch degree thesis from the Polytechnic of Bari, about the 'Grande Bari' plan, involved to solve this issue. The goal of the project is to make the station a pleasant, clear and safe to use place, solving the problematic node of the tracks moving from the Centre of the City. The new infrastructure is sustainable and produces energy thanks twelve structural trees made of recycled steel with solar roof on the top.
A Palace for Nature reinvents the idea of creating luxury into something meaningful, creating life and nature through a self-sustainable botanical oasis in the desert. The heart of the palace is an oasis covered by a central dome, the design is inspired by the Sidra Tree, which is native to Qatar and is a symbol for perseverance, solidarity and determination.
The Eurasia Road Tunnel will connect the continents of Europe and Asia when completed in 2017. Approximately 1 km long twin tunnels at each end converge into a 3.4 km long, 13.7 m diameter two-deck tunnel bored 25 m below the seabed. The main aim of the tunnel is to provide a calm, safe, well lit, contemporary and well-designed direct link between two continents accommodating up to 100,000 vehicles per day.
The aim of this design was to reflect the essential qualities and innate disposition of Shizuoka prefecture in an aesthetically pleasing way. Tamako conveys the geographical attractions and the agricultural landscape of this region using traditional Japanese garden design methodology. Avoiding literal use of popular sights such as Mount Fuji and Lake Hamana, these and other features were abstracted subtly into her design. In doing so, interest is shown in introducing the modern movement of garden design to visitors who have not had the opportunity or fortune to visit gardens outside Japan.