The Neighbourhoods for Generations Idea Competition, Denmark.
Responding to the Danish National Building Fund's open call for ideas to address challenges in post-war non-profit housing areas in Denmark 2022 - 2023.
Client: Danish National Building Fund.
Our entry, prepared by a multi-generational team, proposed a targeted and forward-looking approach and strategies to revitalise these areas into sustainable, integrated and adaptable neighbourhoods for generations capitalising on a set of critical values. The proposal included an Integrated Neighbourhood Toolkit with carefully and evidence-based identified strategies and guidelines. We showcased the powerful potential of these strategies and the toolkit by applying them to the Høje Gladsaxe housing area, including an innovative urban design strategy applied to the site while respecting its cultural context. We aimed to maintain the continuity in the innovative history of these areas, which were initially designed by leading architects of the time based on healthy principles with access to air and sun to respond to postwar welfare and values. Our proposal, therefore, builds on sustainability principles, which will be a source of pride and an opportunity for positive and transformative change.
Images - Royal Commission
Riyadh - Sustainable City to Live In
- Recommendations to the Royal Commission for Riyadh City. Expert Report
King Salman Park - the largest park in the world, the Sports and Arts Boulevard, Green Riyadh, and Riyadh Arts are four large-scale projects that Riyadh launched with the potential to transform people’s lifestyles and cultural enrichment in line with the Kingdom's 2030 Vision. In our Expert Report, we highlighted the key potentials of these projects and the major challenges facing their implementation and viability. We presented recommendations for their integration into the city's neighbourhoods, needs, practices, regulations, urban design and city identity.
Sustainable Riyadh, August 2015
Client: Saudi Green Building Forum
Our proposal for establishing a sustainable development strategy for the City of Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia submitted to the Saudi Green Building Forum aims to transform Riyadh into an environmentally sustainable city that is both economically viable and socially inclusive. Riyadh city spaces and their liveability are part of this strategy proposal. The strategy aims to develop a new approach to planning since earlier city planning in Riyadh did not reflect great awareness of sustainable development goals at the city scale. At the same time, it aims at capitalising on ongoing efforts towards green buildings and sustainability and on current infrastructure projects involving the community.
Amman – a Resilient City, July 2015
Client: 100 Resilient Cities Programme
Dr Alkhani created a draft for a cross-sector integrated strategy that addressed challenges in Amman, Jordan's capital, and aimed to develop it into a resilient city. It identified key challenges in alignment with the goals of the 100 Resilient Cities and its City Resilience Framework and aimed to capitalise on ongoing local and international efforts.