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Resurgence: A Disaster Management Research and Educational Centre

Part 1 Project 2021
Afreen Shehthaj
Abu Dhabi University | UAE
Abu Dhabi has been the epitome of astounding urban development for the past few years. However, the growth of any nation comes with some defects, such as environmental degradation, pollution, explosion to name a few. These situations combined with any unpredicted causality are going to prove disastrous for any city. Moreover, the pandemic has been a drive to redefine the resilience status of the city.

So, this progressive capital requires a centre like “Resurgence” that not only manages a set of frequently occurring problems but prepare its residents for any future calamity.

This would be achieved by getting the public involved, which will increase community attachment and educate them on how to act when a tragedy strikes.

The design of Resurgence is derived from the context, as the evolution of the mases are inspired by the vicinity. In addition, a strong conceptual base also has a huge impact on the design. Sustainability has been a major motive for creating the centre.


To sum up, “Resurgence” would use architecture to create an educational and research
hub which will inculcate basic human understanding of often occurring disasters in the region and improve the emergency decision making process.

Afreen Shehthaj

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2021
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