Three projects awarded for Maspero Triangle Masterplan Competition in Cairo Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements (MURIS) and the Cairo Governorate are holding an international competition upon invitation for the urban development and architectural design of the Maspero triangle district, a 35 ha of land downtown Cairo.

The goal of this design competition was to inspire a master plan that will be an example of mixed-use urban community, preserves heritage, protects the environment and does not lead to loss of local residents diversity. The jury met in Cairo on 7 and 8 November. Brazilian architect Nadia Somekh and Spanish architect Jose Maria Loop Torne represented the UIA in the jury.

Taking into account various considerations the Jury has unanimously decided the following:

“To grant a second prize to the Project Number MASPCOMP76 as the project proposes the most valuable elements that respond to the consideration criteria. It must be pointed out that a number of essential aspects do not allow the project to be realized in it current form. As such the Jury cannot recommend full approval without updating elaboration”.

“To present two third ex-aequo prizes to Project Numbers MC0065 and MC0089 in respect to interesting suggestions, in terms of strategic planning concepts and specific interventions, which are worthy of further consideration.”

“The Jury considers that the efforts made by the Competitors and quality of their proposals, provide very valuable contributions to the ongoing dialogue regarding the development of the city and the eventual success of the project.”

The second prize was awarded to

• “Foster and Partners” – United Kingdom

The third prizes ex-aequo to :

• Stefano Boeri - F&M ing. Baukuh (Italy)

• Dar Al Handasah & Perkins + Will (Egypt – USA)

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WAN Business Information Service published this contest 12 June 2015. Click here to view the full competition brief. To try the service, email our WAN Business Information team.

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