- # Social
- # Infrastructure
- # Economy
The project focuses on the dilemmas and problems facing the refugee camps today, namely those of temporality, segregation and control, protraction of situations, self management and self sufficiency.
In dealing with these issues, and pre existing guidelines, a proposal for a new urban prototype is made, a camp for Syrian refuges in south Turkey.
The old city fabric of Aleppo including the souks or the markets and the old citadel inspires the new camp layout. The project aims to rekindle the ancient craft of soap making in Aleppo through soap making facilities, a direct connection to the homeland.
The new camp addresses the possibility of long term stay and integration of Syrians into Turkish soil, focusing on issues of self-reliance, through employment and education namely:
-markets as series of semi public spaces leading up to a big public plaza
-schools as important structures in organizing the settlement
-possibility of growth and settlement into a city