Daniel:“The city is split, divided in many parts. It no longer connects he inhabitants and places or between places and places. It has drawn a border between the different parts“ (a quote, I forgot who… ungers or hilberseimer) The urban setting of the Mezzeh site in Damascus bares a great difference: planned estates, historical neighborhoods and public parks that could be enhance. A city is not build out of one type; it is a combination of many, the challenge lies in connecting and combine these parts. We have seen that daily life in Damascus continues but how can we make stimulate living, make it better, bring the inhabitants together… The students are looking for small interventions and acupuncture architecture related to climate, stimulating the economy by trade and food production. Connections and the symbiotic of living together."
"Not so much different then Venice, around every corner there is a square where people meet, talk and share their daily life."