A City without fences
In bringing Trust back to a society. We are challenged with overt post-war effects, these psychosocial infections can take longer until recovery. As architects, we are tasked in healing ideas to remove weapons, fortresses and military images from the community, while maintaining sense of safety by other peaceful and creative means.
This project is a land reuse project of Al Kindy Military Fabrication Facility, a step ahead towards demilitarization of the city, as a unique site with obsolete land use situated on the east bank of Mosul. The concept is based on removing physical barriers from neighborhoods and to provide safety and privacy through grade separation, controlled sight lines, and a balance between visual privacy and natural surveillance.
The Design process aims towards providing a mixed used planning project with low-rise high-density housing units arranged as planned urban developments (PUDs) with shared public spaces and amenities, this project will help to provide quickly installed modular residential units on a brownfield and potentially contaminated site while promoting connectivity to the adjacent residential districts and recreational sites.
The construction process requires synergy between regional industries and local labor forces, by utilizing war remains as structural systems, and design the buildings elements with modular subsystems that can be installed with minimal training and simple machinery. This will stimulate the small fabrication workshops, incentivize the regional factories and provide new jobs and training opportunities for the low to modestly skilled labor groups.