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Tahrir Square , Downtown Cairo , Egypt
Urban Ideology Tahrir square is a landmark that preserved the identity of the Egyptian Public for the last fifty years . . therefore our vision is to create a relation between the governors and the governed which is the public a relation of trust and collaboration that depends on the government reaching out to its public and the public reaching out to its government . the square is a witness on the Modern Egyptian History .000 users per-day in addition that the square is in the Centre of the downtown vehicular and pedestrian circulations which makes it a legible space for most of the citizens but is it enough for the buildings to stand on their introverted functions each acts as an island separated from the other although they all exist on the same context. Our main objective as urbanists is to emphasis the role of historical collaborations (Era’s Vision Collaborations) the idea is to demolish minor conflicts between different directions and Ethnic Groups and political parties and to relinquish the hopes of our enemies in splitting our unity . But should the public have the idea that only the circular space that lies between the square is the only part they own from the context . each of the rulers came had an impact on the surroundings of the square each era had its visions and ideologies that behaved and lived by . The Public uses the surrounding buildings everyday with a capacity that reaches 21. Eventually the public finds the square as the location where its voice could be heard and where its actions could be effective .
through different concepts and a diversity of ideologies Architects responded to the precious elements that existed on site. Dubai Palm City Falling waters Villa by Frank Lloyd Wright CULTURAL CENTRE. by Jean Nouvel .Reach-out is a concept used To increase connectivity and Collaborations between certain Domains . LUCERNE. SWITZERLAND . For Urabanists and Architects the Term is used in creating a strong relation between the existing Precious element with the building or the city .
. eventually The intermediate zone would be a collaboration of diverse functions . The objective of reaching out to the space users would me achieved if a frontier space of each building carried out Functions that relate to the building type and that would offer something to the set building users . The Ritz Hotel is considered the most introverted building although it has a great Entrance plaza. Therefore We recommended to put down western office building and exposing the plaza to the rest of the space.Magnitude of the Existing buildings in Tahrir square offers a great deal of reaching out to the Public through functional expansion.
The square Represents the Collaboration between different civic fabrics.Connectivity is an essential approach to achieve Collaboration . the idea is to respond to the spirit of unity day by day . this won’t be achieved if we just created new expansion of activities from each building without connecting them in a harmony that contributes to the very spirit of unity. .
A vacant Location that we used in Having a universal Light structured Kiosks to be used daily in different types of fairs weather Single type Fairs or mixed fairs . Pedestrian Cross Strip . Unity Memorial . Down Town Fair Space .Restaurants and Cinemas Arab League Plaza which will contain Booths for political parties and institutes that manage Donations for suffering Arab Countries Egyptian Museum Expansion Plaza Holding Exhibition Functions for the museum and Bazars . Nile Hilton Expansion Plaza With Entertaining Functions Like Cafes . The existing approach will be different as we will use Shading Trees instead of Columns and a 4 stepped square podium that decreases than zero level to centralize the tree where the Sheikh can stand beside . In addition that it Reach's out to the Andalusian Gardens on the other side of the River Stream Cross Tunnel Approach to simplify crossing between context and Nile. Omar Makrams Plaza Which will Hold an Educative Cultural Activity which is the Azhar Ancient Method of Education (Sheikh El Amood) which means that the Sheikh Stands beside a Column and the students are gathered around him to listen to the Knowledge He is teaching them . Main Connective Axis Which penetrates the intermediate plazas reaching out to the Centre of the Square.Color Key For New Urban Elements : Nile Deck Extension . with staggering steps of concrete textures and staggering greeneries to Enhance layers of activities on Nile Deck . Governmental Functions to Further Simplify The Paper Work Processes on the Citizens in addition that it will be Tent Covered with seating areas for the public around a water element . The Sculpture will be A Landmark Local Competition For all Artists In the Country to contribute in and a voting will be held by the Media to involve the public in the choice of the Sculpture that represents Them . though therefore we achieve comfort and Reach out. A Sculpture that stand above a 7 wide steps podium with carvings of memorial sufferings in pervious Revolutions and wars(Expressive Public Arts)reaching to the sculpture which Represents The Collaboration and Unity that always Over came the Obstacles that faced the Egyptian Nation . A Concrete Paneled strip from the street higher than the street by 15 cm has two Edged lines of cat eyes to stop cars if the Height difference didn’t do. Mogammaa El Tahrir Plaza Which will Contain Extensional Co. .
. the design with be linear to create a common base between all parties which is the prosperity of the Egyptian Nation and yet they will be different in dimensions and volumes . The booths will allow the public to contributes in Arab’s foundations .Arab League Plaza which will contain Booths for political parties and institutes that manage Donations for suffering Arab Countries Arab League Extension Zone The Space will be designed to over look the central plaza and reaches out to it through pathways of hardscape along with seating areas in between . the booths are different and yet similar . in addition that it will vitalize the political awareness of the Egyptian Public and it will offer a sense of Education to the illiterate.
A vacant Location that we used in Having a universal Light structured Easily assembled and dissembled Partitions design and structure to be used daily in different types of fairs weather Single type Fairs or mixed fairs . Down Town Fair Space . A vacant Location that we used in Having a universal Light structured Kiosks to be used daily in different types of fairs weather Single type Fairs or mixed fairs . In addition that it Reach's out to the Andalusian Gardens on the other side of the River Stream . Nile Deck Extension .Down Town Fair Space . with staggering steps of concrete textures and staggering greeneries to Enhance layers of activities on Nile Deck .
a new spirit would be employed defining the ideologies of the Egyptian Youth and the Collaboration of Diverse Civic Fabrics Egyptian Museum landscape will be Monumental in a sense of celebration . The main spine between Our site and the Square center is highly emphasized by Formal Royal Palms that offer direction to users. the Ritz Hotel Podium will have the Tecoma stans Yellowish trees mixed with Ficus benjamina .Landscape Ideologies : Outdoor Landscape will and important approach to achieve Comfort for users to use the spaces hence achieving Collaboration . the podiums exist infront of each building . The spine will be the intermediate link between what happened in 25th of January Revolution and our project which responds to That . the Egyptian Museum podium will contain Casia Nidosa Trees only to maintain one blooming color which is light pink . staggering Caprissius trees next to stairs and ramps to offer an outdoor Entrance for the Museum Reaching to the podium were the Casia Nidosa Trees start clustering to form shade and pathways to the Museum . Mogamaa El tahrir Plaza will be filled with date palms and seating under them. as for Omar Makram’s Plaza which requires a lot of shade for the Students Education that will take place in small 5*5 meters plaza’s stepped down with a Royal ponessiyana Red trees to offer until 8 meters of shade For the students and Their Sheikh(Teacher) . the blooming color is pink which harmonize with the façade of the Museum Color . the podiums will be filled with shading trees that offers shade for users .