GOOD Magazine announced The 2016 GOOD 100, and we’re in it!

GOOD Magazine’s 2016 “GOOD 100” list captures 100 individuals who are improving the world through creativity and innovation.

We’re glad to announce that Adib Dada, Founder and Lead Architect at theOtherDada, is included in The 2016 GOOD 100 list for his work to Revive Polluted Rivers and Bring Beirut River Back To Life.

Learn more about theOtherDada’s work and their pilot project Beirut River 2.0

“The Beirut River is more sludgy sewer than river, complete with rumors of a resident crocodile lurking in the muck. Adib Dada thinks he can clean it up. Using biomimicry techniques developed at theOtherDada, his architecture and design practice, Dada is attempting to rehabilitate the river and reintegrate it into Beirut’s natural ecosystem. He’s also rebuilding the city’s infrastructure around a more symbiotic relationship between nature and the built environment. The first stage, Beirut River 2.0, which addresses infrastructural decay and contamination in the most polluted neighborhoods, is currently under way.”

“There’s an impressive sense of urgency that we’re celebrating in our fifth installment of the GOOD 100, which honors people who are acting right now,” said Caroline Pham, deputy editor, GOOD Magazine. “None of these 100 individuals are doing this work for the accolades—which is precisely why they deserve all the more recognition.”

The 2016 GOOD 100 includes honorees from 37 countries in six categories: health; earth; justice & equality; spaces; information; stories.

 

theOtherDada_100GOOD Issue36

100 GOOD Cover – Issue 36

theOtherDada_100GOOD Issue36 1

 

 

Advertisements

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.

One comment

  1. Linda Paisley

    Congratulations Adib. Your Beirut River project is inspiring and so vital. I hope it will serve as a model for future river reclamation projects.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: