THE REBIRTH OF A DEAD COAST
A proliferation of residential and commercial projects, sewage , and sea level rise have led to a slow death of the city’s history and identity. Furthermore, most of the coastline has been privatized, blocking access for the average citizen. Eden Bay Resort is one of the latest illegal encroachments on the public domain, and has received a lot of public attention because of its location on Ramlet el Bayda. The project proposes “de-privatization” of Eden Bay to the public sphere as a vertical extension to the public beach, where the Existing building is decomposed with just its skeleton remaining as a memorial. The project takes advantage of the existing excavated terrain to integrate the bulky infrastructure of a sewage treatment plant for the city and restoring the topography: the result is a hybrid design where the industrial systems complement the recreational facilities, creating an unusual and dynamic space for public.