Young Egyptian Architects Competition 2021Frist prize Soaffld Educational Hub Center


Location : Ezbiet Al safieh, Cairo

Code : e 1320

Team: Al Hussien Bin Ali Fawzy – Alaa Hamed Mohmmed Fawaz – Alaa Hassan Mohmmed – Hagar Gamal


As the world is slowly reopening post Covid 19, easing lockdown measures, everyone is adapting to new realities. Imposing drastic adjustments to our lives, the coronavirus has introduced a new “normal”, changing our perceptions and altering our priorities. Driven towards questioning and evaluating our environment, we are constantly reacting and anticipating a relatively unknown future. The new restrictions placed on society have been a catalyst to rethink much of what we take for granted in the built environment. The way the world has adapted to this new lifestyle may forecast new normals following the COVID-19 outbreak. It is evident that we cannot return to the world as it was before. One of the strongest messages in the attached report is that our common humanity necessitates global solidarity. We cannot accept the levels of inequality that have been permitted to emerge on our shared countery. It is particularly important that the world supports developing countries with investment in 21st century education infrastructures; this will require the mobilization of resources and support from developed countries, in particular with debt cancellation, restructuring, and new financing. The magnitude of this challenge is clearly evident with regard to the digital divide in Africa. For example, only 11% of learners in the slums have a household computer and only 18% have household internet, as compared to the 50% of learners globally who have computers in the home and the 57% who have access to internet. Already we see that the disruptions brought on by the pandemic are exacerbating inequalities both within and across countries. We urgently need investment and structural change so that short-term setbacks do not grow into larger, long-lasting problems.

 2. Problem statement

"Schools and education in post Covid world" So far, data suggests that children under the age of 16 years represent about 8.5% of reported cases, with relatively few deaths compared to other age groups and usually mild disease. However, cases of critical illness have been reported. The education of more than 1.5 billion students whose learning has been hampered due to school closures. As the schools were not prepared to cope with Covid situation. So our statment is to create an educational building can stand and keep children safe, during and after Covid pandamic. 1 3. Aim of project Create an educational building can stand and keep children safe, during and after Covid pandamic, specially at the most affected places from the last closure, at the educational field. 4. Project Objectives Objective 1: "Master Plan" • Creating interactive spaces at the master plan, that helps students interact and engage without exposing to danger. • Protecting the social space of the school by redesigning the master plan. • Rehabilitation of the building's entrances and exits in a way that helps avoid infection. Objective 2: "Interior Environmant" • Creating a developed environment for the interior of the building that helps students interact together and make the education process continues in a normal way, without exposing children to danger. Objective 3: "Facades" • Creating interfaces that simulate the natural environment of the project land, and using elements from it. • Creating facades that help to ventilate spaces in a good and natural way, to avoid infection. • Create interfaces that help students interact with each other and with the internal school environment. Objective 4: "Ceilling" • Crating a ceilings that conducive the process of ventilation and natural light, which reduces the possibility of spreading the infection. • The shape of roofs approach the shape and materials of the surrounding environment of the project site.

5. Methdology

6. Site Analysis

Ezbit El safeh is the suggested location of the project

About 3000 families living in only 40 acers , Ezbit El safeh considered one of the most dense and poorest places in Beni seuf City, beside with the lake of social services. Ezbit El safeh which called the tinplate manor, this name is gained from the rise of tinplate houses that created the place.

6.1 Ezbit El safeh characteristics

The lake of identity and unity is clear • The lake of awareness showed up clearly at Corona Virus time. • Most of buildings are in a poor condition • Houses average height is between two or three stories • There're around thirty four workshops • Arafa Kamel is considered the main road at Al Eizbah , which is 10 : 12 m wide

Why " Ezbit El safeh" ?

Ezbit El safeh is a typical recurring example of the Egyptian slums It is also considered one of the most affected regions by the recent closure events due to the Corona virus, especially at the level of the educational field, due to the low level of poverty that the people of this region suffer from, which made online education impossible, and also in school education is a dangerous. Therefore, we decided to take the biggest challenge in trying to design an educational building that fits this place, as solving the problem of education in one of the slums is one of the biggest challenges facing the state in the recent period, and this design is suitable for more than one random area at the level of the whole republic, given that all of them suffer Of the same problems.

Structure Studies

Scaffolding, also called scaffold or staging, is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other man-made structures. Scaffolds are widely used on site to get access to heights and areas that would be otherwise hard to get to We used the scaffold architecture system, to provide a light material and a rapid solution for the problem of education at covid era

The basic components of scaffolding are tubes, couplers and boards.Extensive scaffolding on a building in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. This type of scaffolding is called pipe staging.Assembly of bamboo scaffolding cantilevered over a Hong Kong street. The basic lightweight tube scaffolding that became the standard and revolutionised scaffolding, becoming the baseline for decades, was invented and marketed in the mid-1950s. With one basic 24 pound unit a scaffold of various sizes and heights could be assembled easily by a couple of labourers without the nuts or bolts previously needed.

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