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Bezalel 2017: Selected Works from the Graduates Exhibition
Samadar Aukal, The Present Absence of Al-Bassa
, 2017, Graduated 2017, Architecture

The project relates to the different situations located in the depopulated village of Al-Bassa: the original situation, the existing industrial area located on top of the village core, and the modernism towards which the village is headed to.
The intervention proposes to plan the future of the past by turning the industrial area into a cultural area, while making the existing factories available for the use of the multiple cultural departments. The intervention does not represent a solution or a resolution; it’s a continuous negotiation between the three situations.


Samadar Aukal
Graduated 2017
The Present Absence of Al-Bassa