12 / 09 / 2008
Ghadames Park is a 50 Ha area located in the west of Libya just next the Tunisia-Algeria borders. İt has a deserted nature at day time and a splendid sky full of stars at night. In this project, we tried to understand the culture of the desert in order to express its own Park.
We created two levels : one that is related to day time which is a tropical garden hidden under the ground to control temperature and the movement of wind. The upper level one is more related to night time. İt keeps the same monolithic landscape of the desert and emphasizes the beauty of the stars at night.
And to link between the two spaces, we made skylight openings that are shaped in circles to represent an Oasis that gives access to the green tropical Park.