Design Team Appointed For a New Community To The West of Cairo
Gillespies in collaboration with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and BuroHappold are pleased to announce that they have recently been commissioned by Samcrete Development to masterplan a New Community overlooking the Pyramids of Giza, west of Downtown Cairo.
The design team’s vision for the 70-hectare site is to create an environmentally sustainable and vibrant new town. The masterplan will be firmly embedded within the cultural context and challenging terrain of the area, maximizing its views of the Pyramids and the Cairo skyline. The development approach will be very people- oriented with social interaction and community cohesion at the heart of the proposals and most amenities available within walking distance. Numerous attractive public spaces will be available for a variety of activities.
A distinct cosmopolitan identity will be fused with local style, art and plantings. The new town will ultimately be home to around 6,500 people, composed of high-end apartments, townhouses and luxury villas, in addition to a mixed use ‘downtown’ area with new commercial office space, boutique shopping, restaurants, cafés, a boutique hotel and outdoor spaces.
The design team will collaborate with Wanders&yoo, headed by Creative Director Marcel Wanders, who have also been commissioned by Samcrete Development to revamp and expand the Town’s Business District.
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