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Edge Innovation Center in Cairo
Commercial Retail and Business Complex in Egypt – design by YLAB Arquitectos
21 Jan 2019
Edge Innovation Center
Architects: YLAB Arquitectos
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Edge Innovation Center
The project consists of the interior design of the Edge Innovation Center, a new aspirational and status business destination in Egypt. It is located in Giza’s Galleria40, a brand new retail and business complex.
The client wanted to create a unique, high-end workplace environment, conceived to be Cairo’s premier business and conferences facility. Edge provides a flexible, modern, and premium workspace to entrepreneurs, individuals, start-ups, fast-growing businesses, large companies, and agencies.
The 1.500 sqm space features a reception area, a large conference hall, diverse meeting rooms, seven flexible training rooms, a boardroom, modern offices in different sizes and co-working areas as well as state-of-the-art business services such as a cafeteria, lounge areas and a shop.
The design idea, by YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona, consists of three large central volumes placed in the center of the space, allowing for an open space all around. These elements, with their curved and sculptural shapes, allocate the functions that need a bigger area, and hide the vertical nuclei and the auxiliary spaces.
The closed offices are placed along the facades and use glass partitions to give them a lighter look and let the light flow in. As a result, the rest of the floor is a free flow open space full of natural light.
The material palette reinforces the spatial concept, using the ivory white and natural tinted elm wood as its base. The polished Capri natural limestone fits in with its warm shade, while multiplying the natural ambient light and amplifying the height of the floor. The closed volumes are covered with satin white lacquer and feature an indirect led light where the walls meet the ceiling and the floor.
Singular spaces, such as the excavated accesses or the slats that protect the voids, are covered with natural wood. Also the conference hall core is covered with wood, occasionally forming furniture pieces at its external face. Graphite colored accents are added to special pieces like the reception desk, the office partitions or the cafeteria furniture.
Edge Innovation Center, Cairo – Building Information
Architecture/Interior design: YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona
Project: Interior design for a new business and conferences center in Cairo
Area: 1.500 sqm
Client: Raya Holding
Contractor: Details Contractor
Products and brands after planning
Flooring: Natural protected limestone Capri by Levantina Dark grey carpet tile Una Micro Ecotrust by Ege Light grey carpet Extreme by Ege
Wall finishing: Valentine white paint Ral 9010
Ceiling finishing: Valentine white paint Ral 9010, Metal ceiling panel system Q-Clip by Armstrong, Wooden slats white finished, Wooden slats wood ceiling system by Hunter Douglas, Vaulted convex suspended ceiling by Knauf, Mirror cladding
Custom-made wood furniture and claddings finishings: White lacquered wood panel, Black lacquered wood panel, Natural red-cognac elm wood veneer, Mirror cladding
Lighting: Quintessence double-focus downlight, Parscan for track wallwasher, Skim downlight, Compact downlight, all by Erco
Office furniture: Slam Basic seminar chair by Sellex, Movyis3 office working chairs, visitors chairs and conference chairs by Interstuhl, MH office and conference tables by New Bordonabe, A02 office side cabinets by New Bordonabe, Catifa 80 boardroom and waiting area lounge chair by Arper, One 4stars cafeteria chair and table by Magis
Photographer: Nour El Refai
Edge Innovation Center in Cairo images / information received 210119
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