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Upcoming P2 presentation
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
10:45 – 11:45
Room BK-IZ Z

Rashid Ayoubi

Global Island Paradise: A spatial vision exploring a balanced transformation of the built environment of the island state Curaçao.
Willemstad, Curaçao

Curaçao and it’s built environment can be seen as the consequence of the island’s attempts at competing in a global economy, undertaken throughout history. Regardless these attempts, the island’s economy remains vulnerable. However, historic development has left its people also with a rich identity and unique lifestyle, embedded in the island’s built environment. While the future transformation of this built environment should contribute to bettering the island’s position in the global economy, it should not put its cultural heritage at risk. This project aims to use research and design to explore a balanced such transformation.

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