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250 Housing units and facilities - Al'Aqaylah (Libya)

Master plan (Tripoli) - currently under construction

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The urban design part of Al’Aqaylah Master Plan. It has been developed upon principles of sustainable developments as follows:

- High building density to maximize overshadowing of pedestrian paths
- Orthogonal layout according to the sun path
- Environment that gives space for sun shaded pedestrian circulation
- Diversified space patterns along the pedestrian paths
- Integration of public facilities along the pedestrian spines of the neighborhoods
- Street hierarchy which separates the vehicular impact to avoid heat and pollution
- Green areas as central focus areas with direct attachment of private areas

Buildings are supposed to be of load bearing masonry and are limited to max.two stories in height. The construction material and technology can be found in the region, which allows an efficient and modern construction. Every plot starts with a one floor construction, but has an option of adding a fist floor. This is to guarantee a development of the settlement over years. The semi dry climate of the location in a distance of about 500 meters from the shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the topography of a gentle slope toward the Sea gives the opportunity favor a pleasant climate via natural air cooling.


Master plan

Master plan

Distribution of Functions

Distribution of Functions


Bird's eye view

Bird's eye view

Master Plan integration

Master Plan integration


View #1

View #1

View #2-east

View #2-east


View #3-west

View #3-west

Physical model

Physical model