The “Green Vision” team from the German University of Technology in Oman “GUtech” won first place for its project to develop Wadi Park in the Al Khoud area in the Wilayat of Seeb in the “Urban Planning Hackathon” competition organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning within the activities of the Oman Design and Build Week, which aims to To re-design parks and public walkways in the Sultanate of Oman in a modern and sustainable way. In GUtech it was part of the 6th semester Integrated Project in UPAD led by Assoc. Prof. Ercan Agirbas.
The “Go Green” team won second place for designing a garden in one of Al-Amerat Wadi’s, while the Green Life team won third place for its garden design project in Al-Maabilah.
Abdullah bin Ahmed Al-Saadi, a member of the Green Vision team from the German University and the winner of the first place in the Urban Planning Hackathon, said: “The Urban Planning Hackathon competition, which is being held for the first time in the Sultanate of Oman, has enriched our educational path and fulfilled our passion in urban design and urban planning, and we at the university always strive to develop and gain experiences, therefore this competition is a valuable opportunity and a challenge for us. Our mission was to develop a Wadi Park in the Al Khoud area in the Wilayat of Al Seeb. We visited the site and analyzed the nature of the area. We also created a design for a garden that connects people to the wadi. This project aims to increase the aesthetics of the area and create beautiful and comfortable spaces for people.”
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning aims at the participation of community members in designing the green patch, increasing it in residential neighborhoods, and reducing the cement mass.