Extracted from the meaning of Mosul itself, TIE is a strategic plan - aims to create a framework – that will empower the housing community to be resilient and independent.
TIE shall not obliterate the destructed layer of the city, instead TIE will create new patterns from the existing layer in which the city can learn from its past follies to build its future.
During the war, ISIS built a network of underground tunnels where we aim to take advantage of them and transform them to benefit the city. Transportation is crucial in providing easy access for families to opportunities to help them overcome poverty. The Transport layer* is generated underground within the tunnels that ISIS built. The T layer won’t only Transport people, but also create a new smart grid of infrastructure. T layer will consist of vertical morphology, strategically located, on places where activities are happening to connect people on multiple levels of the project.
This layer shall Interact with the remnants layer of war on the building and social level. I morphology* is concentrated on the ground level as frames structure that holds the remained-destructed buildings, as well as the new units on the higher level. The I morphology will introduce mixed spaces for people to Interact socially, spaces that promote conscience, tolerance and dialog.
To provide an efficient housing projects, it’s necessary to create a smart-developing system that is willing to Expand without overcrowding. A system that enables the residence to Expand through phasing while their financial situation improves. Mostly aggregated above ground, the E morphology* is designed to be efficient, affordable and easy to Expand.
*TIE tissue is generated by a computational algorithm with embodied parameters of the city’s climate, destructed layer, and expected returned density. The tool aims to provide solutions for the most resilient and efficient pattern of living in high density demographics.