1. Rubble rousing
Revamp of the ancient port Tobruk, Libya
With one of the best natural harbours on the north African coast and positioned near the Egyptian border, the ancient town of Tobruk should be a jewel in Libya’s crown. But, ever since it was reduced to rubble in the Second World War, the port has lain neglected.
Now the future is looking brighter for its 110,000 inhabitants: the government has commissioned Paris-based Day Architects to redraw the landscape, including a new town centre, offices, waterfront and 20,000 homes. “The concept was…