DYNAMIC RESILIENCE

A Symbiotic Relationship between Nature and City

LANDSCAPE FROM ABOVE
The River as a System

“When I arrive in a city, I climb the highest steeple or tower to have a view of
the whole before seeing the individual parts, and when I leave I do the same
in order to fix my ideas.”
(Montesquieu, 1971)

Two opposing forces: their tension generates
balance

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FRAMING THE LANDSCAPE

LINKING ISLANDS

MANAGING RESILIENCE
Toolkit

Resilience toolkit:

1.

Reefballs for island and riverbank protection
and creation/strengthening of riparian

vegetation.

2.
3.

Sloping edge with riprap/rubble.
Stepped edge with retaining rope gabion
walls with integrated pedestrian path.

4.

Suspended pedestrian bridges to guarantee
connection between opposing river banks and

the island and the city.

5.

Small islands for slowing and managing river
water flow.

6.

Natural pools for water overflow storage.

1. BERAT ISLAND

Scenari

2. DYNAMIC EDGES

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PHASING
Potential Conditions of Improvement

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