Water control is a big and long-standing political problem in the Middle East. Having lived in both Syria and Jordan, I know first-hand the importance of this issue and the toll it takes on political relations with neighboring countries.
The â€œNo Man's Landâ€ project proposes a solution to this ecological/ political crisis by focusing attention on the disappearing Dead Sea and its associated water problem.
The project aims to show how architects can participate in these complex political dynamics and decision-making processes by providing new conditions for political change.
So how does it set to achieve this? No Man's Land envisions a â€œnetwork of artificial islands that would provide new tourist amenities, renewable energy production and fresh water collection.â€ Furthermore, the projects plans to develop a building technology that extracts water molecules from the humid air above the sea.