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ProjectsReview11: July 1, 2011

This year Intermediate 10 explored the notion of oasis as a model of urbanisation within the context of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. While engaging with the ecological processes of the oasis cities of Al Ain and Liwa, the research focused on the qualities of the desert landscape and on the re-evaluation of the local cultural heritage. The latter includes infrastructural technologies (wells and falaj systems), architectural prototypes (the black tent prototype and the oasis forts) and nomadic practices (trading and grazing routes and microclimatic adaptation).