36_Federico Fauli: Nobody's Land
I am a 23 Years old Italian Architect, with a bachelor at the Polotecnico of Milan , which is currently taking his Master at the Architectural Association in London. I love to travel, not only to visit the places but to taste its culture, its history, its traditions and uniqueness, from which I draw inspiration, and make it something of mine and thats why I love to taste and appreciate cusine around the world. My mother is German and my father Italian and I speak three languages, French included. I see myself as a creative person, I constantly look for new challenges, uncommon or unexplored; this aspect usually characterizes most of my projects.
Nobody’s Land is a project born from an apocalyptic concept. It represents the lack of a vision, the appeal for a utopian renewal and the constant search for new ways of living. A project set in the nowadays Bangladesh reality, in a site located in the South-West area of Dhaka, surrounded by the Buriganga river, one of the Bangladesh most polluted river. The name Nobody’s Land comes from the concept of water not being a decent space for anyone, a place without any property. Conceived as an environmental and social warning system, where the architecture is alive and is constantly shaped due to environmental conditions.
It takes into account problems that increasingly plague the reality of Bangladesh; Considering Climatic Refugees and Land Less people, who have lost everything due to water overflow and land erosion, the difficulty in the accessibility to drinkable water sources and the issue related to water pollution, in particular to water surface. A project that investigates several issues at different scales; from the development of a community centre aimed at education and reintegration, to the creation of floating platforms through an architecturally integrated system, the development of a filtering system which attempts to deal with the issue of water pollution, and the creation of a radical shift in the way people perceive water: from being a risk to their livelihoods to an opportunity for a new way of living.
In conclusion I know that this is a very ambitious project and I struggle with issues such as the resolution of the internal articulation, due to the massive scale of the project and multi-level program organization. However I think that the power of the project comes from this large investigation into several issues at different scales, going from the community center program of education and reintegration, the creation of floating platforms through an architecturally integrated system, the development of a filter which try to deal with the issue of water pollution and the creation of a radical shift in the way people perceive water, from being a risk to their livelihoods to an opportunity for a new way of living.