/design of productive green-roof models for the regeneration of public areas

Palestinian refugee camps are extremely dense cities. They have all of the needs of urban infrastructure, services, and financial support, with little or no governance and weak connections between the governmental institutions that exist and the population. The project is aimed at designing and executing productive and leisure green areas in Shu’fat refugee camp to promote social conflict mitigation, dialogue and peace building processes.

Shu’fat Refugee Camp – East Jerusalem

Lead partner
Overseas Onlus

European Commission



The Women’s Center (above) and the Youth Centre (below) roof terrace has been designed as a communal green area translating into architecture and design community expectations. Architectural solutions to optimise harvesting and reuse of rain water have been adapted to the functions required and executed involving the women’s community in collective construction workshops.

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