|Project type:||land reclamation / diploma project|
|Award:||Otto Prutscher Prize|
|Property owner:||Sekem Holding|
The project explores challenges and possibilities of land reclamation in a desert environment. The 800 ha property is located in the northwest of the Sinai peninsula, where the Egyptian cultural initiative Sekem (Alternative Nobel Prize 2003) plans an organic agricultural holding and residetial property accommodating a variety of social and cultural programs. Mediating between a business model and a natural dune scenery, the project provides a stable substructure for the site development. Designs demonstrate how aeolian processes and dynamics can inspire a cultural landscape that is integrated into the natural surrounding and at the same time reflects Sekem's vision of a sustainable development. Spatial compositions and landform modelings form core strategies of the project. The full project is documented in the film Enzian & Potenzialis by Atzgerei Productions (2010).