Uptown Cairo Civic CenterEmaar Misr for Development S.A.E.
Design Achievement - The Uptown Cairo Civic Center is located in the new housing development southwest of the city of Cairo, surrounded by rocky cliffs, valleys, and a stunning golf course. The Civic Center sits on a prominent site with views over the golf course and the city beyond. The form of the building takes its cues from these natural formations to form a modern desert ravine with an oasis at the bottom. The building form steps back with terraces at each level providing circulation and outdoor dining terraces. The courtyard features a feature wall with reflecting pool, pop-jet fountain, open area for outdoor events, signature tree and place for artwork.
Scope Summary - The project is composed of 5,000 SQM GLA with Basement Parking + G +2 Floors. The project was designed with thermal comfort in mind with deep balconies and trellises with mashrabiya for shading. Openings on the west and south elevations have been minimized and the service corridor placed along this side to provide a thermal break to the tenant spaces. Lush landscaping along the perimeter with landscaping and a water feature in the courtyard, create a town square for local events and community gathering. All of the food and beverage tenants have ample space on the ground floor and on large upper terraces. DLR Group provided planning, architecture, and interior design services.