Lack Of Good Architecture Played a Key Role Into Syria War
Syria brutal war lasted for six years according to Marwa, a qualified architect who has a lot of memories on what unfolded. Even though they were like prisoners, she witnessed various occasions of demonstrations, battles, bombings and snipers which left half of the city and other neighborhoods in the wreckage. The economy is destroyed given that many merchants and traders have nowhere to sell their wares from since they are all scattered. A majority of other people have to juggle several jobs to make ends meet.
The real cause of the brutal war
Given that Syria was largely a place of tolerance which is accustomed to a wide range of beliefs, origins, and customs what may have caused to this senseless war that led to a destruction of the city? What occasioned the civil war, violence, displacement and hatred among communities that harmoniously lived together for decades?
The causes of the war have been appended to social, political and economic reasons all which are said to have positively contributed to the occurrence of the war. However, Marwa who lives in the central western part of Syria argues that there is one key reason into that has been disregarded yet it is very crucial to what happened in Syria. It is architecture.
The link between architecture and Syria war
Architecture plays a key role in deciding whether a community will disintegrate or stay together. However, the so-called improvements in Syria by urban planners of the colonial period flattened the elements of modernity that zoned communities which with time drifted the togetherness. Lifestyles and sense of belonging of the communities took a different turn altogether.
Losing the feeling of belonging and sharing makes it all easy to destroy and that is what happened to Syria. The ties that used to bind the city together were all destroyed.
Nevertheless, there is optimism that the war will come to an end but if only people agree to adopt the conditions for coexistence and peace. They should also consider reintroducing acceptance of architecture that will encourage a sense of community, one that contributes to people’s ways of life.