status: master thesis
collaborators: Eliza Mante
Throughout history mankind has been on the move in order to survive. Such phenomena are still occuring today mainly due to climate change and conflicts. Any kind of change whether social, political, economical or natural can be the starting point of inhabiting other places. Extensive research of world scale data proves a close relationship of water resources and people’s mobility and adaptation. 
The adaptation project attempts to visualize this data and focuses on the most crucial moment of the mobility timeline: the stopping point, the destination. A camp, a community and a basic way of living is the scenario that forms the first settlement. The question still remains. Why do you decide to stop? What is the basis for establishing a community? The answer is water.
The proposal includes the design of a checkpoint in between routes of mobility: a water infrastructure, adaptable to parameters of climate, region, rainfall, and human needs for the development of a basic settlement for 1000 people. Different rainfall data means different architectural solutions. Through this model, we can observe how a basis for a water infrastructure can be shaped. 
The settlement grows around the water core and includes healthcare, education facilities, farming, market and commercial exchange. The ultimate goal is to be able to sustain itself and become autonomous while at the same time be beneficial for the neighboring cities.


water circulation diagram

plan & section

community development over time

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