PROJECT ABSTRACT: 230113                                           Architectural Association School of Architecture

Ashkan Sadeghi, Dip 16


Suez Canal at north east of Egypt considerers as one the most important artificial waterway in the world and has significant impact on the world trade.


It allows transportation by water between Europe and Asia without navigating around Africa and allows the entire world to be circled in record time.


Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red sea from North to south and geographically divides Africa continent from the west and Asia continents from the east.


Therefore, division between two continents by Suez Canal stops the agricultural mitigation from Nile Delta from the west to Peninsula desert to the east. No fresh water would go to east side of the canal.


Because of water salinity and polluted wetland settlement and agriculture becomes impossible.


The canal is highly polluted because of the ships containers.


Therefore, as for pollution, water salinity and geographical condition there has been no settlement along the canal.


So, what it’s bring the community and regional economy back into its potential, is to design a generative link city infrastructure along the canal that engineers wetlands for growth of agriculture, cleans the canal pollution and connects two sides of the regions for future urban settlement.


The vision is to design series of elevated agricultural building that has minimum construction impact and foot print on the ground, but functions as water desalination building and engineered soil condition to growth agriculture. Therefore, it leaves the ground for fishery industry and civic space.

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