2022 Cat A - Designing Water in Ashdod

As climate change accelerates, scenarios indicate a reduction in annual precipitation, causing more severe water stress. Precipitation is predicted to be scattered across fewer rainfall events, of increased intensity. Ashdod, a densely built coastal city, suffers from flooding each rainy season.
The project focuses on the oldest of Ashdod’s residential quarters, “Quarter Alef”, as it is the most prone to flooding due to it’s old and lacking drainage infrastructure and relatively complex topographical structure.
The project aims to mitigate flooding events and harness rainwater by reinforcing and expanding the existing drainage and green space infrastructures while creating new filtration and detention infrastructures. These strategies utilize a set of spatial tools including green roofs, additional parks, and a dense net of street trees planted in infiltration trenches. Thus, not only will the project allow for water filtration and collection, but it will also create new recreational spaces, connecting well-established unique neighborhood sites.

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