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Foster + Partners’ Cairo hospital embodies “latest research on biophilia”

September 14, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Exterior render of Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre Cairo

Foster + Partners has revealed visuals of the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre Cairo hospital in Egypt that will prioritise connecting patients with nature to boost their wellbeing. Now under construction in Cairo, the 300-bed hospital will have a shell-like roofscape and nestle within a “lush, verdant landscape” that offers views of a lake and

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Stefano Boeri unveils vertical forest apartment blocks for Egypt’s new capital

August 5, 2019 India Block 0
Egypt vertical forest blocks by Stefano Boeri Architetti

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has designed three cube-shaped vertical forest apartments blocks for Egypt’s New Administrative Capital, which is being built to the east of Cairo. Boeri collaborated with Egyptian designer Shimaa Shalash and Italian landscape architect Laura Gatti on the three seven-storey apartment buildings. The New Administrative Capital is being built in the desert

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Shipping container micro-housing proposed for City of the Dead in Cairo

March 28, 2019 India Block 0
Sheltainer offers shipping containers as alternative housing for Cairo's cemetery-dwellers

Architects Mouaz Abouzaid, Bassel Omara and Ahmed Hammad have proposed creating micro homes from shipping containers, called Sheltainers, for people living in Cairo’s cemeteries. Sheltainer, which was the winner of the World Architecture Festival’s WAFX Ethics and Value category, would re-purpose shipping containers to re-house people currently living in informal settlements that have grown up in the city’s cemeteries. The

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Saudi Arabia to invest $500 billion in fully automated city spanning three countries

October 27, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Robots may outnumber humans in a new pioneering city billed by Saudi Arabia as “a new blueprint for sustainable life”, which would be entirely powered by renewable energy, and served by driverless vehicles and vertical farms. The city called Neom is to span an area of 26,500 square kilometres, stretching across the borders of northwest Saudi Arabia into Jordan and

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