tOD pitching at SXSW

theOtherDada is presenting Beirut RiverLess in a fast-paced pitch competition at South by South West (SXSW) Eco’s program entitled Place by Design (PXD) in October. Beirut RiverLess has been selected amongst the 2015 Finalists within the Resilience category.

SXSW Eco’s Place by Design program designated projects whose approach to place-based design inspires a healthy relationship between people and place. It opens up a platform to engage individuals from different fields related to urban design and architecture and advance the work further.

Within the Resilience category, Beirut RiverLess addresses the deterioration of the river and connected infrastructure, resulting in negative impacts on the surrounding communities and environment. It aims at Bringing Beirut River Back to Life to increase its resilience and improve living conditions of the communities on either side of it.

theOtherDada-Beirut RiverLESS SXSW1



About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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