‘Hydropolis’ Competition Entry

Designed by architecture students, Leycuras, Ottmann, and Mallette, from the architecture school of Nantes, ‘Hydropolis’ is a proposal for a competition, in the category of rising waters. A project located in the Nile Valley which aims to exploit the phenomenon of rising waters. This proposal’s hydrological system puts in accord the flood rhythm with the agricultural rhythm.

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At the urban scale, the module is structured by a complex hydrological system. Indeed, the main fluvial axis, controlled by locks, crosses the city to reach the internal port area situated on the reservoir lake. In addition, the irrigation of the fields is provided by the combination of dikes, canals and valves. The whole converging towards the central reservoir lake, on its circumference is located a ring forming the city. It sets up on the bank surrounding the lake and extends on the water. Thus the city straddles between the land and the lake. This project’s hydrological system puts in accord the flood rhythm with the agricultural rhythm.

More about this project via archdaily

Image Source: archdaily

Design: Margaux Leycuras, Marion Ottmann, and Anne-Hina Mallette, from the architecture school of Nantes.

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