Winner of the recent competition held by the Jacques Rougerie Foundation, this watery city arises due to the increasing problem of water level in the river Nile in 1902, as a result of irregularities in the water level, the Egyptian government built the Aswan Dam, creating lake Nasser. However, today this dam has deteriorated the ecosystem, thus further affecting fishing and fertilization of farmland. Hydropolis is an alternative to the Aswan Dam, which seeks to exploit the floods to reduce ecosystem degradation and control the river. The idea is to divide the Lake Nasser in cities (modules within a 200-meter deep lake). This lake, along with a water system, controls the level of water in a more environmentally friendly way. Any city is surrounded by the Nile River, which connects all modules. The irrigation of the fields is provided by the combination of dams, canals and valves. Besides, all modules converge toward the central lake deposit and on its circumference is the ring forming the whole entity.
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