GOETHES GARTEN COMMUNITY

2018

Goethes Garten is one of the projects launched by the Goethe-Institut Alexandria for the year 2018 under the theme of Climate Change mitigation. The vision was to turn the 347m2 terrace into a rooftop garden that serves different users creating a new meeting point. “The community is now maintaining the garden as an independent initiative and is helping other people through its events to grow plants on balconies and rooftops.”Goethe.

Photos credits: Goethe Institut

Location

Goethe Institut roof, Alexandria, Egypt

Client/Partner:

Goethe Insitut Alexandria

Caracteristic Elements:

  • Use of local building materials, eg. Bricks, recycled tiles, reeds.
  • Participatory design and construction with the local community (craftsmen, students, teachers)
  • Construction site at High Intensity of Labor

Insaf Ben Othmane H. Marwa Abd-Elati Shalabi, Ahmed Mohamed Nabil, DesignTour Workshops.

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