zaha hadid architects: cairo expo city

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cairo expo city by zaha hadid architects
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zaha hadid architects has been awarded first prize in the cairo expo city competition
together with global engineering consultancy buro happold.

the winning design for cairo expo city is a 450,000 square metre, state of the art city
for exhibitions and conferences, located between the centre of cairo and the city’s airport.
the project comprises a major international exhibition and conference centre with business
hotel. a further office tower and a shopping centre are also proposed.

carving and sculpting processes have been used to divide the very large exhibition
and conference areas required for cairo expo city into clusters of individual buildings
that have their own formal composition, yet each building relates to the overall design.
a main north-south artery is carved through the design, with secondary streams converging
at the centre to ease crowd traffic during event. the movement of people within these
streams informs the building entrances on the site.

works will begin in october this year to clear the site.


cairo expo city
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cairo expo city – aerial view
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cairo expo city
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cairo expo city
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cairo expo city
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cairo expo city
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cairo expo city – interior
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cairo expo city
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cairo expo city
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general info:
cairo expo city, egypt
2009 – TBC
client: GOIEF (general organization of international exhibitions and fairs), egypt
architect: zaha hadid architects
architecture:
design zaha hadid & patrik schumacher
project director: charles walker
project architects: viviana muscettola, michele pasca di magliano
senior architects: tariq khayyat, kut nadiadi
project team: bianca cheung, dominiki dadatsi, loreto flores, hee seung lee, feng lin,
ludovico lombardi, annarita papeschi, effie kuan, monica noguero, rafael
contraeras, maria araya, david campos, fernando poucell.
engineering:
structural and
M&E engineering buro happold, london
project team: wolf mangelsdorf, christopher moore, shady fayed, dr. salmaan craig,
michael slessor, lindsey malcolm, stephanie davis
consultants:
quantity surveyor gleeds, london
traffic and logistics arup, london


Source: designboom

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