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Addiriyah Traditional Residential Area, Mraiy'h, Riyadh, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Name Addiriyah Traditional residential area
Location Mraiy'h, Riyadh
Country Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
Authors Dammam 1st group
Editor Yousef AlBuhairi
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Short Introduction to the Area of Study

The important of this area that it was the starting of Saudi Arabia and AD DIRIYAH was the old capital, so this area can be explained as a traditional historical area, also a proud for each Saudi citizen.

We choose this area because it can be more active, so people who live there can enjoy this area in different times of the day, also stimulation to perform more social activities. we can use the minaret as an element that attract people (adults and kids) to this area. Finally, the government is really planning to develop this area the coming years.

Exercise 1: Sketching the Landscape

Time frame: October 25 - November 15, 2011

Student activities:

  • Creation of analytical drawings and sketches
  • Presentation of results

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Sketches and Drawings

Exercise 2: Landscape Layers

Al-Mareeh is an old traditional area and soon the government will take care of it ,we need to consider that Al-Mareeh have an old joined buildings and contain some narrow roads and the buildings made from mud. al-Mareeh join the UNESCO so we need to think about how we can improve the surrounding area and its sensitive buildings.

Exercise 3: Behaviour Patterns

Time frame: December 6 - 20, 2011

  • How do people behave in this area? How do they use the space? What is important for them?
  • Observation of study area, interviews with local people and mapping of use patterns.
  • Preparation of short presentation

Exercise 4: Communication Concepts

Time frame: December 19, 2011 - January 17, 2012

  • Based on the different landscape assessment approaches students will develop a communication concept for their area of study
  • Which measures would be necessary for enhancing the awareness for the area?
  • Students are free to choose their method.

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Parks And Gardens by Ahmed Abunohaya and Ahmed AlTwaijri

Residential Areas by Yousef Albuhairi

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