Architecture Tsunami Exhibition Opens
Architecture Tsunami exhibition, the first of a series of activities focused on Egypt’s contemporary architecture and urbanism, is part of NextARCH Lab, a new interactive resource center and engagement platform that empowers all stakeholders of the built environment to provoke critical questions and deliver tangible solutions that improve the quality of life in the city.
Open until May 12 at the Tahrir Cultural Center, the exhibition is comprised of questions that emerged from a research project conducted through a faculty support grant from AUC in 2017 and 2018. The research was a focused exploration of the corporate architecture that makes up the spine of New Cairo — the skewed halves of El Teseen Street - South and North. The research sought to decipher what the architecture of the economic powerhouses of the new economy says about the language of contemporary architecture in Egypt.
Architecture Tsunami attempts to follow the wave that has built up energy, starting with the labor migration to the East from the Gulf in the late 1970s. This exhibition is part of a larger project that investigates the booming new desert cities phenomena that appears to be reshaping the urban structure in this part of the world.
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