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Design Studio Issues:

The Project draws on the modernity of ruins and remembrance, especially after the 2011 revolt. Secondly, the project deals with architectural objects as being part of the geography of the city –contextually, historically, culturally, and political economy. a) Creating an iconic building, image of the city. b) Contextual sensitivity: Right to the city and citizen’ agency. c) Waterfront relations, corniche and Nile access. d) History of the city, the building represents a status marker of the political history of contemporary Modern Egypt. e) National identity, difference, sub-cultures and the other,

Courtesy of Ahmed Abdallah El-laithy

Courtesy of Ahmed Abdallah El-laithy

Concept Keywords: Legibility and Memory.

Concept Statement: The main idea of the project is to make a powerful visual message through project’s masses as the site contained a symbol of the symbols of corruption and injustice, these represented in national democratic party building. Using the same proportions of NDP building and make gap in the centre of the building and also uses shipped masses to deliver a message to all the world that Egyptians people can topple any kind of corruption and social injustice.  The new Egyptian city hall connected to the Nile through reflected skins to reflect the physical context and make relation to Egyptian identity revival the use of the Nile through sport festivals and hiking trip.  The building responds to the concept of a city hall as a public space accessible to all the citizens and tourists which aims to become a meeting point for the city .The building fits the scale of the city, creating an urban space both inside and out, connecting with the surrounding buildings through a logical and rational circulation.

Courtesy of Ahmed Abdallah El-laithy

Courtesy of Ahmed Abdallah El-laithy

Design Studio:  Rethinking Modernism on the Nile!
Project: The Egyptian City Hall.
Student: Ahmed Abdallah El-laithy.
University: Arab Academy for Science and Technology – Egypt

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