Project Description

Worldwide, parks are becoming natural outdoor living rooms, the places that people go to meet friends, take a relaxing nap under a tree, or experience cultural activities.
They are the places where workers go on their lunch breaks and where tourists gather to experience the energy of a new place. They are spaces where communities thrive.

With more demand on park space for diverse community activities- unstructured, spontaneous activities and passive uses rather than organized sports- there must be a shift in the design and governance of park amenities and programming from monofunctional to flexible spaces that encourage physical activity, with outdoor exercise equipment and supportive infrastructure (power, water access, wifi, multifunctional hardsurface spaces, etc.) to allow these needs to happen.

Tyre’s context requires planning for a new hybrid park that goes beyond local practices in design and governance of public parks. It must expand the scope of the existing public garden to include opportunities to become a natural meadow and a coastal bosque, a schoolyard and a farmer market, a waterfront street and a cultural open space , a space for leisure and for education, simultaneously.

This research aims to identify minimum cost, maximum impact strategies to revive the Tyre Public Gardern, by looking at several simple, successful parks and developing lessons and guidelines for Tyre.

Project Data
Program
NAHNOO
Program
Research, Low Cost Rehabilitation Strategies for Tyre Public Garden
Area
197000 m2
Location
Tyre, Lebanon
Status
Research
Year
2017
Credits
Team
Sandra Frem, Jorge Nader
Description

Worldwide, parks are becoming natural outdoor living rooms, the places that people go to meet friends, take a relaxing nap under a tree, or experience cultural activities.
They are the places where workers go on their lunch breaks and where tourists gather to experience the energy of a new place. They are spaces where communities thrive.

With more demand on park space for diverse community activities- unstructured, spontaneous activities and passive uses rather than organized sports- there must be a shift in the design and governance of park amenities and programming from monofunctional to flexible spaces that encourage physical activity, with outdoor exercise equipment and supportive infrastructure (power, water access, wifi, multifunctional hardsurface spaces, etc.) to allow these needs to happen.

Tyre’s context requires planning for a new hybrid park that goes beyond local practices in design and governance of public parks. It must expand the scope of the existing public garden to include opportunities to become a natural meadow and a coastal bosque, a schoolyard and a farmer market, a waterfront street and a cultural open space , a space for leisure and for education, simultaneously.

This research aims to identify minimum cost, maximum impact strategies to revive the Tyre Public Gardern, by looking at several simple, successful parks and developing lessons and guidelines for Tyre.

TYRE PUBLIC GARDEN