Work

Duhok Lake – Residential and Tourism Master Plan

Location

Kurdistan Region – Iraq, Middle East

Overview

Boosting Tourism and Residency around Duhok Lake, Kurdistan

The Regional Government of Kurdistan assigned Dar to develop an environmentally sensitive residential, recreational and tourism master plan for Duhok Lake. Dar’s master plan would preserve and enhance the landscape of the lake and its surrounding regions.

At a glance

1,400

ha of lake region and villages

203

ha of lake shore

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The project

Our approach to the project emphasized collective living and sustainable building practices. We divided the zones around the lake for tourist, health and wellbeing, and regional business development purposes. As we developed our master plan, we balanced our aesthetic vision for the lake with a recreation strategy linked to the region’s natural assets.

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