The Earth Shell – Sheltering the City in Green
The lack of green space in the city and the lack of space to create green spaces render a gloomy city. “A verdant roof may form part of an effective strategy for both cooling buildings and helping combat climate change” according to new research published in Proceedings of the American National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on February 11 2014.
“The Earth Shell” shall be adaptive in form and use, easy to assemble and disassemble, modular, light-weight and compact, making it feasible as a do-it-yourself project for any building resident and applied on any roof.
Mentor: Christian Frenzel
Ahmad Nouraldeen – Lebanon
Ahmad Nouraldeen Nawwaf studied Architecture at the American University in Beirut Lebanon and applied for the Transsolar Academy with a Bachelor Degree. Ahmad returned to Beirut and works as an architect, teaches at AUB DILab and studied structural engineering at the Open University TU Berlin. Awards: Tent for refugee camps, 2017 Inspiring Architecture Award for "Textile Structures for New Buildings" by Messe Frankfurt , 3rd place. The non-permanent structure “Tenso Refugee Shelter” was awarded 1rst place in the Fabric Structures Student Design Challenge by Fabric Structures Association (FSA), a division of Industrial fabrics Association International (IFAI), at IFAI Expo in New Orleans on Sept. 28th 2017.
In 2020 we find him as founding partner of Snono Studio, a team of interdisciplinary specialized designers with a main office in Italy and bases in Dubai, Germany and Beirut.