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Sheikh Zayed Bridge

Project details Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects Date Constructed: 1997-2010 Height: 64m "Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the bridge consists of concrete strands that gather on one shore, flowing across to the adjacent shore in a sculptural waveform. Named after the country's former president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the 842m bridge connects the mainland to the island of [...]
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Al-Bahar Towers

Project details Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE Architect: Aedas Date Constructed: 2012 Height: 145m "The tower’s innovative dynamic façade opens and closes in response to the movement of the sun, reducing solar gain by more than 50 percent, creating a more comfortable internal environment for occupants and producing a distinctive external aesthetic which helps to define [...]
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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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