Shoichiro Hashimoto & Benedikt Kowalewski_Block

Facing The Block We propose a terraced block structure, elevating to the center of the block, the mosque and the great market. Different steps in the topography define different floodlevel, organize the block, allow the sewage system to work just with gravity, make it easier to plan and structure evacuation. The Peninsula, that is hardly disconnected from the accomodation on the opposite riverbank with schools, administrative buildings and proper infrastructure becomes connected to the other side with two new bridges. The sub-blocks for the new modular building structures are defined by the terrace steps an the streets. Starting with a low density the clusters become more dense as safer the area gets from flooding. The new units can be easily integrated to the existing building structure due to their flexibility and their possibilty to be separated into small and autonomous pieces.