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CIB Headquarters at the New Capital.

Section : banks Location :  the New Capital CIB new headquarters is located in the Financial District at the New Capital. ECG provided the conceptual design, schematic design, and detailed design, on core and shell basis, in addition to IFC (Issued for construction), and construction supervision for the project architectural and structural works. Executed on a land plot area of 9,164 m2 and with a built-up area of 50,404 m2. It comprises 2 basement floors, a ground floor, and 7 typical floors.

2020-11-29 12:09:41

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The Grand Egyptian Museum… The Link between the Civilization of the Past and the Modernity of the Present

Museum Description: The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is located west of Cairo near Giza pyramids. The selected location for this mega project is a witness to the greatness of Egypt in the past, present, and future. The museum is mainly designed to be the largest archeological museum in the world. Its area is about 117 feddans (500.000 sq. m.). It houses more than 100.000 artifacts belonging to both Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. It's expected to be visited by more than 5 million visitors annually. The museum will include a number of commercial and entertainment service buildings, a conservation and restoration center and a museum garden planting the trees that the ancient Egyptian used to know. The project will be carried out in three major phases at a cost of $ 550 million. During 2010, the second phase (Phase II) of the project was inaugurated which included a Conservation Center (CC) consisting of a number of tests and analyses labs such as Scanning Electron Microscope & Microbiology labs, in addition to Mummies & Human remains lab, Stone lab, Wood lab, and Ceramics, Glass and Metal labs. The third Phase (Phase III) of the project includes the construction of the museum's main exhibition hall which will display 100.000 ancient Egyptian artifacts, Schoolers museum, a Conference Center, an Archeological Library and the Child museum. The final inauguration of the project will be on Nov.2022. A visitor's tour inside the museum begins...

2020-11-29 13:15:06

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Kattameya Dunes Palace…The expression of modern life

Architects: Phenomena Studio-Hisham Alaa Area: 200 m Location : Kattameya   This project was commissioned to Architect and Interior Designer Hisham Alaa mid July 2017. The building was only a concrete skeleton already built and purchased by the Owner, with an ambition to live in a luxurious modern palace overlooking the stunning views of Kattameya Dunes Golf course. It took the designer four months to come out with the complete Architecture, landscape and interior designs of the 2000m2 Palace with its 3700 m2 land plot, then the construction started early 2018, and took around fifteen months to fully finish the whole project with every single detail carefully designed and selected by Hisham Alaa, and all the works done on site supervised by “PHENOMENA STUDIO-Hisham Alaa Designs” Site supervision team.                     The facility consists of two floors, each is 1000m2, where the Ground floor connected with the lower Garden and encloses the Formal Salons, reception areas, formal living and dining hall with 9 m. length dining table with 28 chairs, office room and service counter including open kitchen, and house labor rooms.   The first floor -connected to the upper larger Garden- with a private pool/ Semi outdoor Gym, and a Family pool - The floor includes six master suites, and one Royal master suite with his and he...

2020-12-01 15:45:21

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R5 town in new Capital City

R5 town is planned for development within the first phase of the New Capital. Stretching over an area of approximately 1,022 feddan, and ECG did the complete design and supervision for this zone. R5 incorporates residential zones with varying densities (apartment blocks, villas & townhouses), in addition to major public town squares, ancillary buildings (schools, mosques, a hospital, family health clinic, sports club, police station, civil defense center & a post office), urban open spaces, water features, land reserved for a university, and a power station. The urban public spaces design concept simulates Khedivial Cairo’s urban and architectural character represented in main commercial spines, main boulevards, squares, open spaces and nodes; starting at the entrances to the Old City to the two northbound entrances, connected by public squares, simulating Parisian Cairo’s urban fabric. Furthermore, R5 includes a main green hub and river, central park, clusters of open spaces, and Garden City villas’ linear parks and towers’ main boulevard.

2020-10-06 02:58:13

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Ta'et Nour.. An Egyptian architect won second place in the 2020 International Design Award …

Architect: Archilab - Hani Maher Location: Assiut Governorate - Egypt With a distinguished project, the Egyptian architect Hani Maher and his team, the Archilab Office of Architecture, won the second place in the International Design Awards 2020, which are awarded by the Architecture Community Organization concerned with global architecture of value, which awards prizes to projects with a distinctive and sustainable environmental or social impact around the globe "Ta’et Nour" (Window of Light/Hope) is the project that enabled Architect Hani Maher and his team to win this big global award, as it aims to house approximately 60,000 individuals who currently reside in slum areas under high pressure electric towers in Assiut Governorate, which are classified as high-risk areas and unauthorized residential zones. The idea of the design The design team took into account the social privacy of the Upper Egyptian community in terms of isolation and their desire to preserve family privacy, and then the design came to the maximum degree on social aspects while devising new ways to use the space in line with the nature of the population and nature of using their houses, where residents can raise poultry and preserve food or grain in places designated for that purpose within their units. The designer was interested in creating open spaces within the overall plan, such as parks and sport centers and several spaces were employed to develop handic...

2020-10-15 17:39:29

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Design symbolism at the design proposal of the Egyptian University for Information Technology

Location: Knowledge City - The New Administrative Capital. Architect: Archilab, Hany Maher. Design: Results of a competition for the Ministry of Communications and Information - Egypt.   Egypt is a country that has respected science and education since its inception with the dawn of human history. Egypt has led the world with its science and knowledge, with this knowledge we established the oldest civilization known to humanity. For the Egyptians, the capital has always been the symbol and an inspiration for science and knowledge, and the source to which those seeking knowledge come . Continuing this symbolism, the New Administrative Capital is a symbol of Egypt's restoration of its position among the countries as the sun of civilization radiating culture and development. One of the most important sources of development and its current flowing rivers is information technology, which has become one of the most important pillars for progress of countries in our time.   Learning and teaching this field must be crucial for the birth and permanent renewal of this technology and a continuation to one of the chapters of progress in the series of the ancient history of our country and continuity of the leadership of the ancestors through us, the children of this nation’s present. The idea of this university project and its associated services is an expressive symbol of our new renaissance, which reflects our history in...

2020-12-17 15:33:27

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A Professor at AUC Designs a Guide to Buildings for People with Autism

Dr. Magda Mostafa, an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and an international expert in designing buildings suitable for people with autism, is currently working on a design guide to buildings that suit the needs of autistic people at Dublin  University in Ireland.   Dr. Magda Mustafa seeks to make the project possible for development and replication across Dublin in general and in various countries, as she says: “I hope that this guide will remain available not only for one university, but also for other universities as well, and I hope that all institutions will continue to follow up and implement these procedures in different ways, and I hope this is an ongoing project and continues to expand. Mustafa aspires for the Dublin University project to become a pioneering project for campus design guidelines for all higher education institutions, in order to reach a systematic way to build a university campus that takes into account people with autism, including accommodation, buildings, classrooms, libraries, offices, food outlets, …etc. Mustafa stated that individuals with autism need a space to which they can resort when they feel overwhelmed and when they feel the need to get a rest. Transportation is one of the sources of great stress on them. Accordingly, Mustafa works with Dublin University to build a more comprehensive on-campus student hostels (dormitory), taking into account fac...

2020-11-26 14:21:27

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Wadi El-Natrun Culture Palace An icon of creativity in Beheira, with designs inspired by Hassan Fathy

Wadi El-Natrun Culture Palace in Beheira is considered one of the most important cultural palaces in Egypt, due to its unique architectural design similar to the designs of the international architect Hassan Fathy, in addition to its distinguished activities such as Badia arts, theater, cinema and celebrity libraries such as the library of the late critic Ali Abu Shady and other rich artistic activities. Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem, Minister of Culture, accompanied by Major General Hisham Amna, Governor of Beheira, inaugurated the new palace on an area of about 4,000 square meters, at a total cost of about EGP 28 million. Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem, Minister of Culture, emphasized the importance of the cultural palaces in the various governorates, especially in the remote and deprived regions, to raise the level of awareness among citizens, especially the youth, pointing out the necessity to develop and raise the efficiency of all cultural palaces and work to intensify their activities as an integral part of cultural justice in Egypt. While the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture in El-Beheira explained that Wadi Natroun Culture Palace program includes a number of different creative activities, including holding cultural symposia (forums), theater and cinema performances, in addition to women's skills development programs, talent development classes, and multiple artistic workshops that are concerned with the local environment and its privacy. Wadi El-Nat...

2020-12-05 11:46:29

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For the first time, two architects under the dome of the Egyptian Parliament

In an important step representing a new era for the state’s vision of the role that the architect plays in public affairs, and hence his role as a representative of the people, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi took a decision to appoint both Professor Sahar Attia, Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University     Dalia Al-Saadani,  architectural designer and winner of International Design Award – Italy as members of the Egyptian Parliament within several names that have been appointed according to the percentage appointed by the President of the Republic It is noteworthy that the specified percentage always represents a special value, as it is intended to appoint prominent individuals from important social and professional groups, but by their nature they do not possess the necessary popularity to exceed voting rates in elections such as engineers and other groups of society or different cultural groups. This is the first time that architects have been appointed in the Egyptian parliament, reflecting a deeper understanding of the nature of the role the architect plays in public affairs. The presence of these personalities is expected to contribute strongly to the issuance of legislation that would control the urban system and preserve the Egyptian architectural and civilizational heritage, especially in thorny architectural and urban issues such as dealing with her...

2021-01-09 19:38:06

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Launching a major architectural competition for young architects to find design solutions for small spaces in light of Coronavirus pandemic challenges

 An architecture competition for young architects and interior designers will be launched on first half of Jan. 2021. It's a major architectural competition named “Young Architects Competition 2021”, whose theme this year is “Design solutions for small spaces in light of Coronavirus pandemic challenges.” As a matter of fact, Coronavirus pandemic has added new challenges to architects, planners and interior designers in terms of creating livable interior spaces that are characterized by flexibility in use, sustainability and health safety. It's assumed that this epidemic continues threatening human lives. Consequently, it has become important to find safe spaces suitable for use in various purposes. It is certain that the matter is getting more difficult with small spaces in housing, commercial, educational or administrative sectors, which are activities that cannot stop under any circumstances. That is why the "Cairo International Construction Hub", a multi-activity urban event, launched a competition for young architects with a view to presenting alternatives and design solutions that enable users to practice activities safely in light of this challenge. The competition stipulates the fulfillment of a number of principles and conditions, the most important of which is the achievement of the principles of sustainability and the preservation of resources, as well as the need to respect the urban environment and the u...

2021-01-31 14:56:38

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? How to grasp the Islamic & Contemporary Architecture

  Written by : Dr Khaled Azab This question may come as a surprise to the readers, researchers, and professors specialized in Islamic architecture and Islamic monuments, in specific. However, grasping the Islamic architecture is still a long way ahead, unfortunately. Many have immersed themselves in the orientalist studies revolving around the form rather than the content in the fields of architecture and Islamic monuments. This had an effect that lasted until the 21st century. Not only on the academic curriculum, but also on architectural designs, metaphorically known as Islamic. Everyone sought form rather than content, which is the essence of Islamic architecture. Moreover, it is this essence that made it eye-catching in terms of the ornamental form. Also, if the design is contemplated, questions with logical answers emerging from architectural engineering will be raised. This is in addition to other questions with no answers residing in the western and cotemporary consciousness as a part of the mysteries and magic of the East linked to the Arabian Nights tales.                                                                  &nbs...

2021-02-23 14:43:39

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Skyway launches an administrative project with investments worth EGP 400 million in the (NAC)

Skyway Real Estate Development Company announced the opening of reservations for the first phase of its latest projects in the New Administrative Capital on February 21, at Helnan Landmark Hotel in New Cairo. Eng. Hosni El-Saedy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Skyway, said that the company obtained a plot of land of 3600 square meters in the Down Town area to develop an administrative tower with a height of 63 meters. He confirmed that the tower is 18 floors high, ( a roof, 3 garages, and 15 recurring floors), characterized by distinct designs that match the best international designs with investments of more than 400 million pounds. He added that The company has more distinguished marketing ideas, especially since we have the full desire to deliver on time to show our respect for the company's customers and to gain their confidence, especially since we have incomparable prices and payment systems. He added that the office of Engineer Mohamed Talaat, a consultant in the Administrative Capital, was able to complete the required drawings and amendments, as the company hopes to transfer many European experiences to Egypt while preserving the Egyptian splendor that goes in line with the administrative capital and the construction revolution in it. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Skyway indicated that the tower is located in a strategic area on the Green River and next to all ministries and agencies at the meeting point of all vital are...

2021-03-03 11:50:21

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the Young Egyptian Architects Competition 2021 A step on the way to integrating young architects

 Within the activities of the Cairo Construction Hub, the results of the Young Architects competition “Design Solutions for Small Spaces in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges”  which was launched from Jan.25 till March 30 were announced. It must be noted that 316 applicants have participated in the competition, while 186 proposals were submitted by all the contestants to the technical committee after closing the door for submission at the end of last March.  Numbers and significances: In an analytical view of the performance of the competition, it is possible to understand the aspirations of young architects and their desire to contribute to the current urban movement strongly through the remarkable turnout, where more than 316 applicants participated in the competition, of which 224 teams and the rest were individual subscriptions. The competition showed the participation of more than 51 universities and research institutions. The departments of architecture in the universities represented the highest rates of participation, as more than 120 teams participated, representing their universities, and some universities formed more than one team.   Regional and International Participations: It is also interesting that a number of Arab and regional universities participated in the competition, such as the University of Beirut, Mosul, Amman, Sana’a, the Modern Academy in the Emirates, the University of Baghdad, the Syrian Universi...

2021-08-30 14:30:45

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