Year 2018, Volume 3, Issue 3

Year : 2018
Volume : 3
Issue : 3
Authors : Anna HOURANI, Emil GALEV, Marlene CHAHINE
Abstract : The adopted theme in this study is the re-conquest of the Fouar Antelias river scape, the river with gushing water. After exploiting its resources in an irreversible way, today humans are facing a stage of reconciliation with the river. The materials and methods used to understand the site Fouar Antelias were firstly a speleological analysis of its springs. Then, the numeric study of the historical evolution of the bank interventions and elements using arcGIS showed the landscape lost spirit of place. Taking pictures from the same place during a year, after monthly visits, revealed the river scape dynamic temporalities. And the Cultural Value Method and Knowledge Attitude Practice method determined the social perception of the river. For the results, the suggested project on the river borders was based on the gushing water, its unique element. The adopted concept was provoking the Decompressions vs. Compressions explained in the speleological analysis. Deconstruction by means of Land as Art, referring to the breaking of the earth by the water Decompressions and Compressions, is the project architectural movement. The obtained plan is divided into four thematic zones from downstream till upstream. The sloped passages, the furniture emerging from the ground, the choice of plantations falling and rising and the presence of water strengthened the chosen concept. Zones of meetings, kiosks, playing area and finally a festivity zone will lead to the purpose of our linear promenade: the gushing water. Details, sections, perspectives and sketches specific to each zone supported the schematization of the concept.
For citation : Hourani, A., Galev, E., Chahine, M. (2018). Decompression versus compression fouar antelias: a gushing water river. AGROFOR International Journal, Volume 3. Issue No. 3. pp. 72-79. DOI: 10.7251/AGRENG1803072H
Keywords : Riverscape, Fouar Antelias, gushing water, decompression, compression
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