The Forgotten - Dead Or Alive
Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger, Chad
Drawings, plans, elevations
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Today, it is a fact, Several Continentals Oceans are dying around the world, but in central Africa, the situation of Lake Chad is so critic; this Biome is dying every day. Scientific estimate its dead in this century if nothing is done. Remember, this ecosystem is one of the first settlement patterns of peoples in the Sahara, and its potential has been evaluated as one of the best cultivable area for food, as a humanity garret at the beginning of this own century. Not only assimilated as ecological catastrophe with the disappearance of biotopes, fauna and flora; it will also a human catastrophe which directly affects more than 9 million persons and 30 million indirectly in this region. 50,000 B.C., the lake covered 2 million square kilometers; in 1963 the Lake covers 25,000 km2; 2001 its surface area shrinks to 4,000 km2. Observing, the drying evolution the lake will be gone with the best part of the potential it can offer to our planet. In some years, there will also a drying desert at this place. Is it too late? Will the Lake Chad dead forever? How the Lake Chad can be saved and regenerated? Water is Life, to save Lake Chad; a lot of actions will consist to regenerate it by the proposal of a Limnology and a Desalination Centre on the site. The Limnology Centre will be a self-sufficient with the mission to study the lake and its surroundings. At the same time, the Desalination Centre with its Pipelines will connect the Atlantic Ocean and Lake. Water from the ocean will be treated and redistributed as fresh water for people consumption and mineralized water to regenerate the Lake. The lake can be saved by connecting it by Pipelines with Atlantic Ocean. The Process equals a century. and there are three major steps of regeneration : – Artificial : Only Used Pipelines – Hybrid : Using Pipelines and Woodland – Natural : Woodland Natural Process The design concept seems to an amphibian structure merge into the lake. The program can reveal complexity of the matter to solve. The goal is a design strategies that resolve some aberration encountered in this rude environment. The saving solutions are phased in three parts. Between 2016 and 2026, the first stages will be at the same time, the study of the lake and the construction and the connection of the pipelines with the lake. In 2020, the second stage will be the start of greenness the lake surrounding with trees and low vegetation for agriculture. In 2080, the final stage will be the beginning of natural regeneration; pipelines will be stopped and woodland will take the relay of the lake regeneration. This Design revealed the transition to a better world and makes it more evident. Not only as a simple Design are these proposals emphasis on sustainability and preservation of our planet.
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