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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Project details Location: Alexandria, Egypt Architect: Snohetta  Date Constructed: 2001 "From the shoreline, the library appears as a disc-shaped volume one hundred-sixty meters in diameter, tilted forward toward the water in the shape of a wedge. The architects intended the pure geometry of the circular plan to "recall the cyclical nature of knowledge, fluid throughout [...]
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Saint Antony Church – Shobra

Project details Location: Shobra, Cairo, Egypt Architects: Riyadh Gerges + Seif Nasrallah Contractors: "El-Khawaga" Wanis Mikhail El-Nekhaily. Date Constructed: 1935-1950 Area: 850 m²   St. Antony Church where more than 42 monks & sisters came out of it including 9 bishops, in addition to Pope Shenouda III. Back to the 1935, a 850m2 gross was [...]
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Heliopolis Tram

Project details Location: Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt   In 1894, Baron Edouard Empain (1852-1929) established a subsidiary, the Societe Anonyme Tramways du Caire,  with Belain Partner Jules Urban, and six months later their 1st Egyptian Tramway line was up and running. Baron Empain was looking for a city that would conform to the Egyptian Tradition, he [...]
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