Architect | Designer | Researcher

Island Rehabilitation

Muharraq Island grew 700% in size over few decades to accommodate the needs of a modern city without any conscious sensitivity to its identity and history. The island is considered one of the largest survived traditional city fabric of its kind in the gulf region. Through various anti-generic design strategies, the proposed design suggested an urban doctrine to preserve and produce authenticity and allow the coexistence of two paradoxical concepts: preservation and growth. The result was a spectrum city in which old and new, poor and rich live next to each other. It is continuously in flux and continuously changing to adapt the social and physical needs of a modern society yet it is inclusive not exclusive.