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Performative Design in Restoration of Dryland Rivers

Sareh Moosavi, M Grose, Jillian Walliss, M Ignatieva, N Thorne, E Golosova, P Berg, P Hedfors, T Eriksson, D Eriksson

52nd World Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects | Peter the Great St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University Publishing House | Published : 2015

Abstract

This paper addresses the role of performance testing in the design of river spaces in drylands through an examination of dryland river regeneration projects. Through a case study method, we investigated two restorative wadi projects in the arid lands of the Arabian Peninsula across two different scales; the water catchment scale, and the urban landscape scale. The case studies selected were the Wadi Hanifah Project, located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Wadi Adai Project, in Muscat, Oman. Both locations have experienced considerable urban regeneration and modernization within urban areas, and the wadis are considered as potential public spaces that can change the image of the city. In-dep..

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