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Francis Landscape | Modern Day Babylon

Concept & Competition Francis Landscape | Modern Day Babylon

Francis Landscape | Modern Day BabylonRising above one of Kuwait City’s still undiscovered areas, this collaboration between architect and landscape architect consists of a tower that floats atop a series of overlapping terraces, in gentle contrast with the flat and constantly changing fields of sand that surrounds it, creating a lush world of water and greenery that fuses to generate a sense of well-being.

Francis Landscape | Modern Day BabylonThrough the landscaping, an oasis was created, with terraces, mounds, cascades, pools, and diverse vegetation coming together in symphonic harmony, giving rise to an impressive tower. Every element is intricately weaved to create a natural bedding for the tower above.

Francis Landscape | Modern Day BabylonThe experience becomes surreal as a clear contrast is created with the native scenery. The local morphs into a dreamlike mirage bringing beauty within proximity, and extremes clash to further highlight an awe-inspiring tower that rises from nothing, hovering on top of layered terraces alive with water and greenery. Refreshing and distinctive, the designed space creates mystery and excitement, as it transports wanderers into a new world, away from the arid sands into a vibrant and lively haven, a modern day Babylon.

Location: City of Kuwait, Kuwait
Architect: Frederic Francis
Project name: Modern Day Babylon
Completion date: 2008 – Present
Landscape architect: Frederic Francis
Area: (20,000m²)

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