“It is not re-develop it is re-coding or re-generate!! […] The difference between these words is big. “
We don’t want just to bring the city into its previous condition. We want to use this disaster as a positive opportunity to bring a better life for the future citizens” – Ziwar Al Nouri, Founder Reparametrize Studio. Reparametrize Foundation main research: Re-Coding Post War Syria” is to focus on innovation, collecting data by 3D scanning and using point cloud technology to map the future of Damascus, this data can help policymakers to make redevelopment plans which do not rely on complete demolition but uses the existing, and still useful, urban fabric, resulting in a very cost-effective and much more sustainable post-war redevelopment.
“We are working to pioneer a new methodology to regenerate the future of the post-war smart city.” Through their Firm Reparametrize Foundation which conceived as a mirror image of Reparametrize Studio, they have organized and participated in multiple international workshops, conferences, and exhibitions in Europe, the middle east, and China. And they were a part of the prestigious “Eye of The City” exhibition at the Shenzhen Biennale 2019/2020 invited to showcase 2 years’ worth of research and development over the Post-War Smart City redevelopment of Damascus, Syria, in collaboration with Digital Architects. Relied on state-of-the-art technologies in order to generate data, using 3D scanning, the project consists of analyzing the existing destroyed urban fabric and highlighting the areas that need reconstruction.
“We used state of the Art 3D scanning by generative and parametric tools to analyze the existing fabric (damaged buildings), transforming the data collection into a point cloud, and data synchronization by using artificial intelligence, and understand which areas of the city need reconstruction and which are in the useful condition in greater accuracy” – Reparametrize Studio
To establish goals for integrating the design within its context by analyzing existing fabric, Social Status, building, and Structural Status, generating a BIM model, before proposing a multi-layered co-living development. This data is a way to share the vision of the local community for the future of their city. “Post-War re-development is not about massive reconstruction plans but efficiency on the human scale” – Bilal Baghdadi, Co-Founder Reparametrize Studio
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