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Designer, activist, academic,
and author of Lo—TEK,
Design by Radical Indigenism.
A leading expert of Lo—TEK nature-based technologies for climate-resilience.
Her eponymously named studio brings creative and conceptual, interdisciplinary thinking to urban projects and corporate clients interested in systemic and sustainable change. Julia regularly teaches urban design at Harvard and Columbia University.
Lusail City Open Space Plan
Location: Dohar, QAT
Project Team: Julia Watson + Landon Brown + Chechu Zabala + Irene Hwang
Client: Office of Architecture Barcelona (OAB)
Lusail City Open Space Plan was the second-place entry for the Open Space Landscape Master Plan Competition for Lusail.
The complexity emerging out of the relationship between the desert landscape of Qatar and the pace of development in the region demanded a new approach to confront the challenges of 21st-century design. Located in a tidal zone at the juncture of a large ocean front bay, the site offered the opportunity to study the collaboration of native environmental forces and the potential for open space planning, educational facilities and new hybrid ecological infrastructures.
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