Team : HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates
Client : Research
Size : +10 000 sqm
Partner : N/A
Type : Research
Statut : Idea
Awards : N/A
Water is Life, to save Lake Chad; a lot of actions will consist to regenerate it by the proposal of a Limnology and a Desalination Centre on the site. The Limnology Centre will be a self-sufficient with the mission to study the lake and its surroundings. At the same time, the Desalination Centre with its Pipelines will connect the Atlantic Ocean and Lake. Water from the ocean will be treated and redistributed as fresh water for people consumption and mineralised water to regenerate the Lake.
The design concept seems to an amphibian structure merge into the lake. The program can reveal complexity of the matter to solve. The goal is a design strategies that resolve some aberration encountered in this rude environment. Architecture and sites are in dialogue, creating tension between them. The saving solutions are phased in three parts. Between 2016 and 2026, the first stages will be at the same time, the study of the lake and the construction and the connection of the pipelines with the lake. In 2020, the second stage will be the start of greenness the lake surrounding with trees and low vegetation for agriculture.
In 2080, the final stage will be the beginning of natural regeneration; pipelines will be stopped and woodland will take the relay of the lake regeneration. This Design revealed the transition to a better world and makes it more evident. Not only as a simple Design are these proposals emphasis on sustainability and preservation of our planet.