EMAAR UPTOWN CAIRO - Z1 RESIDENTIAL PROTOTYPES

SITE POTENTIALS , STRENGTH, VIEW MAGENETS AND "MASTERPLANNING VIEWS" DESIGN APPROACH

The challanges of the design and the masterplanning of village Z1 is itself the potential of the location of Z1, as it’s facing significant Cairo views
that includes the citadel and Azhar park, while at the same time, design should resolve the site problem”blocked and undesirable views” of the neighbour slums areas
 
The design strategy considered masterplanning and views considerations and based on 2 main design approaches:
  1. Use of axial oriented small blocks to face the citadel as a main focal point, as small blocks can be easily rotated to have an axial direct view to the citadel for each block, while using larger longitudinal blocks facing the wide azhar park views
  2. High dense landscaped areas for the residential units foreground views, in a way to block the views of slums areas, but in the same time creating view framing to citadel/park and the city horizon.

Blocks & apartments TYPES 

2b blocks ( average 87 sq.m)

  • Block type 1 = 80 m² (4 apartments / floor)
  • Block type 2 = 80 m² (8 apartments / floor)

2b + 3b m² blocks (Average 87 + 114 sq.m)

  • Block type 3 = 80 +110 m² (4 apartments / floor)
  • Block type 4 = 80 +110 m² (8 apartments / floor)

2b units ( average 87 sq.m)

  • Apartment type a  (corner)
  • Apartment type b  (corner)
  • Apartment type c  (corner)
  • Apartment type d (corner)
  • Apartment type e  (middle)

3b units (Average  114 sq.m)

  • Apartment type f  (corner)
  • Apartment type g  (corner)

ARCHITECTURAL LANGUAGE

The building massing and facades design are considered to be modern contemporary; simple with clean lines similar to the UTC facade design theme that using recesses at openings and extruded columns/frames with another additional feature : “vertical wood-look metal screens” which are used to hide/screen AC compressors, open services airwells and also are
used above glazing panels at blocks entrances.
 
 
 
 
Practice type: 
Detailed Address: 

MOKATTAM UPTOWN CAIRO, CAIRO, EGYPT

Project status: 
Running