Cairo Science City Building Design: Competition

Cairo Science City International Architectural Competition, WW+P Egypt Masterplan, Urban Development

Cairo Science City Building Design

Comprehensive plan and conceptual design in Egypt – by WestonWilliamson+Partners Architects

31 + 30 Aug 2016

Cairo Science City International Architectural Competition

Cairo Science City Competition

Design: WestonWilliamson+Partners, Architects

British architects win international science building project

London 30/08/2016 – Weston Williamson +Partners were announced the winners of the Science City International Architectural Competition in Cairo, Egypt. Another great British architecture practice, Zaha Hadid architects took third place.

Cairo Science City International Architectural Competition winning design

Organised by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, judged by a panel of world-leading academics and science entrepreneurs, this was a one-stage open international competition for a comprehensive plan and conceptual design.

The organization announced the winners of the Science City International Architectural Competition on Monday 29th August, opening at the same time, an exhibition for the public at the BA conference centre.

Cairo Science City International Architectural Competition design

The design brief for the competition of Science City was to create a set of buildings and spaces that will be inspiring inside and out, and express a particular vision of the quest for knowledge and the pursuit of science. With this approach in mind, the Library of Alexandria endorsed a Science City project by organizing an open, one stage international architectural competition for the comprehensive master plan and conceptual design.

About winning, Chris Williamson, one of the Founders of WW+P said, “We are proud to have won. Needless to say that Egypt has a unique cultural heritage, but we were also attracted by the ambition of the project, clearly expressed through the brief. We look forward to developing the design and creating something worthy for Egypt’s future generations.”

Cairo Science City International Architectural Competition winner

The new Science City complex will be built on the western edge of Cairo, and calls for an entirely new integrated master plan and conceptual design that will ultimately create the first 21st century science museum, learning and research facility in Egypt.

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WW+P is a London-based, multiple award winning architectural and urban design practice with a wide variety of projects in the UK and abroad. Our specialist knowledge and design experience, built up over 30 years, enables us to provide elegant and considered solutions. Our clients include Crossrail, London Underground Limited, and Docklands Light Railway along with many residential and mixed use Clients.

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