About

 

HydroCity is a project by SARA KAMALVAND

HydroCity engages with universities, municipalities, and private organizations through projects, workshops, exhibitions, and publications. We also organize creative design charettes as public consultations, often within academic frameworks, and sometimes with the input of local artists.HydroCity leads research on cities as a campaign to bring ecological awareness and to produce visionary proposals for real time opportunities and challenges.  We look at watersheds, ground water, and water management through a multiscalar strategy that goes from the territory, neighborhood, park and building. We advocate groundwater banking, groundwater infiltration, grey water recycling and phyto-epuration for designing with climatic, tectonic and biologic parameters. The main preoccupation being to incorporate natural cycles of transformation in architecture and public space.Water management is also about infrastructures and the networks that sustain them. Consequently focusing on water is a way to prioritize the collective. Ultimately water is the closest element to us, giving it preeminence means making a concealed infrastructure visible. This desire is driven by an underlying strategy to defeat the invisibility echoed by the threat  speed and technology play on the disappearance of our very own physicality.

Have collaborated 

ALAIN RICHERT
CHRIS YOUNÈS
ALAIN PELISSIER
AMENEH KARIMIAN
JULIE BOGDANOWICZ
TARANEH YALDA
NEDA RAZAVIPOUR
MAHMOUD BAKHSHI
SHAHAB FOTOUHI
EDOUARD SORS
GAËTAN KOHLER
AHMAD MALEKI
SEMSAR YAZDI
SALEH YAZDI
UNESCO-ICQHS
BRUNO RICARD
ALBANE POIRIER
ANTOINE FELDMAN
CHARLOTTE KENDE
HERMINNE DE CHAVANNES
ANAIS ANCELLIN
SAMIRA ESKANDAR
NARJES ZIDVAR
FARIMA JAMALI
MORTEZA HEMMATI
MONA MESCHI
NIMA TABRIZI
MILAD MOHAMADKHANI
HOSSEIN AYATOLAHI
YAHYIA ISLAMI
CHILPÉRIC DE BOISCUILLÉ
ISABEL HERAULT
MABEL MIRANDA
CLAUDE BOULLEVRAYE DE PASSILLÉ
AMIR HOSSEIN BAYANI
PEYMAN SHAFIZADEDH
KIMIA NOUSHIRVANI
SABA HASSELIAN

RAPHAËLE BIDAULT WADDINGTON
JOHN KNECHTEL
MAGDA WOJTYRA
AZIZA CHAOUNI
MICHAEL SPATAFORA