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Keppie secure New Cairo master plan work

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February 17 2014

Keppie secure New Cairo master plan work
Keppie Design has won an international design competition to prepare a city centre master plan for New Cairo, a satellite community of the Egyptian capital.

The ‘New OUIA Horizon Project’ is being financed by OUIA Real Estate Investment Company, a participant of the Libyan Foreign Investment Company, SAL, and sess Keppie tasked with preparing a mixed-use master plan for the centre of the town that will accommodate around 1.5m sq/ft of floor space for a range of retail, office and leisure uses.

David Ross, design director at Keppie, said:  “We were able to demonstrate an understanding of cultural and social issues in Egypt through the selection process and we have been working closely with our Libyan client and our local Egyptian partners T.H.E., to deliver a responsive and viable design solution.
 
“Our overseas work is now taking us to very interesting locations, and it is very gratifying to see our strong expertise in commercial, leisure, healthcare and educational projects developing in such diverse places as Egypt, Turkey, Malaysia and Trinidad.”

Keppie were appointed to design Egypt's first PPP hospital back in 2012.
New Cairo has transformed former desert into an upscale neighbourhood housing a number of international schools
New Cairo has transformed former desert into an upscale neighbourhood housing a number of international schools
The fast developing town requires a host of new facilities to cater for its burgeoning population
The fast developing town requires a host of new facilities to cater for its burgeoning population

5 Comments

The Bairn
#1 Posted by The Bairn on 18 Feb 2014 at 12:30 PM
revolutionary architecture indeed!! ... are the boulevards wide enough for armoured vehicles to access? turning circle radius anyone?? lol
Rameses II
#2 Posted by Rameses II on 19 Feb 2014 at 09:54 AM
A wide, open plaza. Ideal for those planning to burn to a crisp under the searing desert sun.
The Emperor's New Clothes
#3 Posted by The Emperor's New Clothes on 19 Feb 2014 at 10:38 AM
Going from one dictatorship to the next is not for everyone, but it seems to suit these guys..., roll on North Korea.
Foreign and Domestic
#4 Posted by Foreign and Domestic on 19 Feb 2014 at 17:02 PM
Theres surely a joke in there containing the words Keppie-dictatorship.
The Bairn
#5 Posted by The Bairn on 25 Feb 2014 at 14:36 PM
Keppie in danger of sleepwalking into RMJM scenario...architect does work...client doesn't pay architect ...architect forgets to pay staff...oh dear... yawn!!

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