Clara Prefontaine – Paquette
Climate change has created a series of unfortunate consequence all across the world. More so in Bangkok, Thailand, where sea levels rise, in addition to ground subsidence, threaten the very existence of the city’s future. This will result in increasing numbers of environmental refugees, economic problems and the loss of numerous patrimonial sites.
In order to avoid those consequences, we present you the WaterWelcome Project which is characterized by a comprehensive proactive urban planning development with a holistic protocol that reacts in different phases to the future urban challenges of Bangkok, especially its flooding. The protocol is mainly written hand-in-hand with the communities in order to correctly set the course for their resilient neighbourhoods. The main components of the protocol are: awareness-raising, broad public consultation, and the structured but sensitive approach to a natural disaster as well as a building back better phase using newly sustainable typologies.
We have chosen this approach because it’s soft with the landscape, we consider this project as flexible and can be adapted to different scape, areas, and communities, and we wish to include them in the decisional process. We strongly believe that the best solution is one who includes an adaptation of the urban design of the city, a proactive approach the flooding and a better understanding of the environmental impact of our current lifestyle.
This project presents an explanation of the methodology surrounding the protocol, as well as an explication of the awareness strategies and our research on the subject.