In the wake of the international seminar on "Quarries in the outskirts of cities: Issues and landscape projects," held in Mahdia on 16 and 17 November 2006, WATs were held from November 18 to 25, 2006 in the city’s event hall. Under the theme "Mahdia – Quarry Landscape Project", the WAT brought together 38 students from 9 institutions of CUPEUM’s scientific network including:
- 10 from the National School of Architecture and Urbanism (ENAU) in Tunis (Tunisia),
- 2 from the High Institute of Agronomy of Chott Meriem (Tunisia),
- 4 from the Department of Territorial and Town Planning at the SapienzaUniversityofRome(Italy) and 4 of the Department of Architecture (DiAR) of the same Italian institution,
- 3 from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cadi Ayyad (Morocco),
- 3 from the École Nationale d'Architecture (ENA) in Rabat (Morocco),
- 2 from the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut (Lebanon),
- 8 from the School of Landscape Architecture and 2 from the School of Architecture of the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Montreal (Canada).
Part of its "International Observatory of Peripheral Landscapes: Cities and Towns", CUPEUM’s flagship activity aimed to develop landscaping projects for quarries in the municipality of Mahdia, a territory that interfaced urban and rural contexts.
All participants - student (s) and teacher (s) - benefited from the hospitality and outstanding logistical support of the City of Mahdia. These exceptional conditions combined to the involvement and collaboration of elected officials and municipal employees generated a very stimulating work environment. It led to the completion of 10 multidisciplinary development projects (architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, geography and tourism). All teams reported their project in a presentation exhibited at the Museum of Mahdia, evaluated by an international jury and communicated to the general public.
The opening of this 3rdWAT at the Museum of Mahdia took place before an enthusiastic audience comprised of local, national and international personalities, namely the Governor and the Mayor of Mahdia, the Canadian Ambassador in Tunisia, and representatives of the consulates of Italy (M. Mariono Foti, director of the Office of Cooperation) and Morocco (Ali Moussaoui, Minister Plenipotentiary). It began with words by Mr. Med El Mehdi Sfar Gandoura, Mayor of Mahdia, Ms. Najet Hedhly Boubaker, director of ENAU, Ms. Brigitte Colin, of UNESCO, Mr. Bruno Picard, Ambassador of Canada to Tunisia and Mr. Taïeb Aloui, Governor of Mahdia. All expressed the importance of holding such an activity, a true success story in international cooperation.
Results of the activity in Mahdia circulated within government agencies and local authorities in Tunis. Tunisian authorities already demonstrated the feasibility of a winning project. This activity clearly became an important tool for local cooperation between academia and local communities.
WAT is a unique experience of mutual learning. Under the aegis of 2 intergovernmental programmes of UNESCO Social and Human Sciences (MOST)and Ecological Sciences (MAB), and related to the World Heritage Center (WHC), this WAT results from a joint management between the National School of Architecture and Urbanism (Tunisia) and CUPEUM (Canada), a partnership with the city of Mahdia (its mayor, elected officials and advisors), an international coordination by Mrs. Lyndsay Daudier, Project Assistant at CUPEUM as well as coordination provided by the local Association for the Safeguard of the Medina of Mahdia, especially by Mr. Samir Sfar Gandoura and Mohamed Ben Youssef and the support of the Canadian Embassy in Tunisia.
Project 1 : "3 entités paysagères"
Team : Kaef Ben Salem, Madiha Chemsi, Dave Delarosbil and Michela Ekström
Board 1 - Board 2 - Detailed project by Dave Delarosbil
- Project 2 : "Les tamis de Mahdia"
Team: Khaled Dridi, Zainab El Guerrab, Annie Gingras and Daniele Parrella
Board 1 - Board 2- Detailed project by Annie Gingras
- Project 3 : "Ligne magnétique"
Team: Amyr Ed Douzi, Oliya Girard, Alesssandra Isaza Querini and Mehdi Zeklani
Board 1 - Board 2- Detailed project by Oliya Girard
- Project 4 : "Mahdiatane"
Team: Radia Amehraye, Sondes Baffoun, Abderraouf Ouertani and Marie-Ève Plante
Board 1 - Board 2 - Detailed project by Marie-Ève Plante
- Project 5 : "Tissage"
Team: Margherita Continenza, Mourad El Garci, Leila Fennich and Vincent Lemay
Board 1 - Board 2- Detailed project by Vincent Lemay
- Project 6 : "Biotope Caméléon"
Team: Tatiana Corban, Fahima Fares, Kamal Kaf and Sylvain Mailloux
Board 1 - Board 2 - Detailed project by Sylvain Mailloux
- Project 7 : "Structuré par le vide"
Team: Nawel Laroui, Sarah Mustille, George Salameh and Fabio Sgroi
Board 1 - Board 2- Detailed project by Sarah Mustille
- Project 8 : "Souligner l'alternative"
Team: Diego Colonna, Marie-Andrée Larivière, Fatma Sadraoui and Ahmed Salah
Board 1 - Board 2- Detailed project by Marie-Andrée Larivière
- Project 9 : "Empreintes"
Team: Pierre-Luc Richard, Zaineb Sassi and Silvia Tarantino
Board 1 - Board 2- Detailed project by Pierre-Luc Richard
- Project 10 : "Le ruban fertile"
Composition de l'équipe : Giacomo Di Rocco, Khaoula Raboudi and Paulette Taillefer
Board 1 - Board 2- Detailed project by Paulette Taillefer
Preparatory work of the students from the School of Landscape Architecture and the School of Architecture of the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Montreal
Tunisia, historical perspectives, social and cultural, geographical, spatial and urban development
History: Marking a literature review and synthesis
Pierre-Luc Richard _University of Montreal
- Geography and territory: Marking the grographic context and spatial character. Characterization of geographic units
Marie-Ève Plante _University of Montreal
- Society and cultures:Social, cultural, economic and political analysis:historical and comporary perspective
Marie-Andrée Larivière _University of Montreal
Urbanization and land development in Lebanon:From genesis to contemporaneity, current issues and perspectives, characterizing the issues of Landscape
Oliya Girard _University of Montreal
- Iconography and representation of the Tunisian landscape
Vincent Lemay _University of Montreal
Mahdia, historical, spatial, urban and environmental characterization
- History and Society: Uniqueness of the city of Mahdia and its development phases
Dave Delarosbil _University of Montreal
- Environmental characterization, territorial and urban development of the city
Sylvain Mailloux _University of Montreal
- Local society, local economy and development: Characteristics, assessment and prospects
Paulette Taillefer _University of Montreal
- Research status on the issue of urban development of southern Mediterranean cities. Characterization of reflections and themes of analysis /
Annie Gingras _University of Montreal
- Development of the outskirts of cities: Precedent analysis. Characterization of contexts, issues at stake, project positioning/
Sarah Mustille _University of Montreal
- First price
"Structuré par le vide" - Project 7
Nawel Laroui_École Nationale d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme (Tunisia)
Sarah Mustille_School of Landscape Architecture, University of Montreal (Canada)
George Salameh_American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
Fabio Sgroi_Département d'Architecture de l'Université de Rome "La Sapienza" (Italie)
- Second price ex aequo
"Le ruban fertile" - Project 10
Giacomo Di Rocco_Département de Planification Territoriale et Urbanistique de l'Université de Rome "La Sapienza" (Italie)
Khaoula Raboudi_École Nationale d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme (Tunisie)
Paulette Taillefer_École d'architecture de l'Université de Montréal (Canada)
"Tissage" - Projet 5
Margherita Continenza_Département de Planification Territoriale et Urbanistique de l'Université de Rome "La Sapienza" (Italie)
Mourad El Garci_École Nationale d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme (Tunisie)
Leila Fennich_École Nationale d'Architecture de Rabat (Maroc)
Vincent Lemay_École d'architecture de paysage de l'Université de Montréal (Canada)
Photo marking by Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec - Juin 2006
- Carrières en interface de territoires
- Bourg et habitat en périphérie des carrières
- Carrières en production
- Carrières en déréliction
- Carrières en appropriation
- Carrières en diversité biologique
- Carrières en texture
- Mahdia et sa médina
- Mahdia et son vieux port