• 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1982
  • 1979
  • 1977
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1960
  • 1956
  • RHS Hyde Hall Restaurant
  • National Automotive Innovation Centre
  • RHS Garden Bridgewater
  • Artist's House, Brixton
  • Couch Perry Wilkes London Office
  • Bristol Harbourside Building 3a
  • IVIC: BIMSpace
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Holy Cross Primary School
  • Cherry Tree Children's Centre
  • Bristol Harbourside Building 4
  • VLRNIC
  • Emerald Circus
  • Bunhill 2 Energy Centre
  • Pontifex Wharf
  • Hide House
  • RHS Hyde Hall Learning Centre
  • Spring at Stonebridge Park
  • House in Hampstead
  • Maitland Park
  • Central Building Refurbishment
  • Baldwin Terrace Residential Development
  • Rosendale Primary School
  • Cryfield Energy Centre
  • IINM
  • RE-Fab House
  • Maggie's Newcastle
  • Guardbridge Energy Centre
  • City University London
  • IIPSI
  • Foundry
  • Shenley Academy
  • BFI Master Film Store
  • Palestinian Museum
  • Forest Gate Community School
  • Shahat Garden City
  • Brampton Manor Academy
  • Torriano Junior School Gatehouse
  • Institute for Sustainability
  • Evans Granary
  • Olisa Library
  • The Green Mountain Project
  • John Hope Gateway
  • Kew Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives Wing
  • Letchworth Transition Town
  • Stonebridge Hillside Hub
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Richmond Park Golf Clubhouse
  • International Digital Laboratory
  • Cambridge Conservation Campus
  • Bristol Harbourside Building 9
  • Bristol Harbourside Building 3b
  • Masshouse Block D
  • Gateway to Petra
  • Singapore Management University
  • Purcell School Music Centre
  • Barge Arm Development
  • Heart of the Forest Masterplan
  • Bristol Harbourside Building 10
  • Penarth Heights Regeneration
  • Li Ka Shing Library
  • Lewisham Young People's Centre
  • Centre for Mathematical Sciences
  • Education and Interpretation Centre
  • Downland Gridshell
  • International Manufacturing Centre
  • Millennium Primary School & Health Centre
  • Bristol Harbourside Masterplan
  • Faculty of Divinity
  • Private House
  • UEL Docklands Campus
  • Ludgate Hill
  • Chester Amphitheatre Hotel
  • Hooke Park
  • Pittville Art College Campus Masterplan
  • Archaeolink Visitor Centre
  • University of North Carolina Masterplan
  • Clach Mhor
  • St John's College Library
  • Goldney Hall Student Residences
  • Petershill House
  • Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre
  • BP International Group Learning Centre
  • Bedfont Lakes Offices
  • Charles Cryer Theatre
  • RMC International HQ
  • Farnborough Grange Junior School
  • Chilworth Park Research Centre
  • Morrison Street
  • MacIntyre Milton Keynes
  • Crookham Junior School
  • Beechwood Lodge Hostel
  • Copped Hall Offices
  • Lambeth Community Care Centre
  • Whittington Centre
  • Uplands Conference Centre
  • Westoning Manor
  • Winchester College Arts Centre
  • St Mary's Church
  • Royal Opera House
  • Calthorpe Park School
  • Charlie Chaplin Adventure Playground
  • Bradwell Common 2
  • Westmoreland Road
  • Leighton Crescent
  • Highgrove Housing
  • Olivetti's New Branches
  • Branksome Hilders, Olivetti
  • Minster Lovell Conference Centre
  • House on the South Downs
  • Garrett House
  • Bartholomew Villas
  • Camden Mews
  • Horder House
  • Marvin House
  • Bell Tout Lighthouse
View: Grid List
Client
ECOU
Location
Green Mountain Region, Libya
Contact
Roddy Langmuir
Team
Ramboll UK, Al Mada Engineering Consultants, Element Energy, FCBS, RBGE, Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Omar Mukhtar University, Libyan Department of Antiquities

The Green Mountain Project began as a Libyan initiative to explore the economic and physical potential of the eastern Jabal al Akhdar, or Green Mountain Region.

The Green Mountain Project

We developed architectural strategies to guide the sustainable growth of this underdeveloped but important region. 

In the context of a greater project to define a planning vision for rapid regional growth and vital preservation, our priority was to produce visitor strategies for the four main ruined sites of ancient civilization – Teuchira, Ptolemais, Apollonia and Cyrene. The scope of these studies ranged from simple orientation devices to museums and gateway centres. 

The role of modern towns in the growth of the region was integral to the masterplan solutions. The proposals engaged with their context whilst providing a sustainable framework for urban and economic growth.

Context

Stretching some 200km from Tocra in the west, to Dernah in the east, the Green Mountain Region rises 2500ft above sea level. It is formed by geological formations that are unique in Libya. The Region consists of a narrow coastal plain, well defined escarpments, dissected terraces and a steppe topography that gives way to the vast plain of the Northern Sahara Desert.

The Green Mountain Region has hosted civilizations from the ancient Greeks to the Romans, and the Byzantines to the Ottomans. The dramatic wadi steps and mountain-maritime climate support a unique biodiversity, making the area important academically as well as economically, drawing visitors from across Libya and beyond.

Each proposal in our architectural strategy emerged from a broader understanding of the organisation of other remains along the Libyan coast, linking the visitor’s approach to unifying urban features of the ruined cities – the Carthage-to-Alexandria road, the prevailing wind direction or the link to the sea.

Cyrene Visitor Strategy

 

Susa Visitor Strategy

 

Teuchira Visitor Strategy

 

Ptolemais Visitor Strategy

Collaboration

The Green Mountain Project was led by the Libyan Engineering Consulting Office for Utilities (ECOU). We were part of a collaborative team in partnership with ECOU which was led by engineering firm Ramboll UK. The group shared a vision for a low energy future for Libya, where local identity and diversified economies would be linked to a built environment design specifically for Libya’s unique climate, context and culture.