Cairo Tech Innovation Hub

Cairo Tech Innovation Hub

The Maadi Innovation Center is designed to boost Cairo's growing technology sector by encouraging collaboration between firms of multiple scales. Commissioned by the World Bank and Level Infrastructure, the new 200,000sf facility will be a public/private partnership in the heart of Cairo's Maadi district, home to many local and international universities. The Innovation Center will provide space for a dynamic and complementary mix of technology tenants including investors, start-ups, and established tech companies.

Our design aims to mix these varied programs, creating opportunity for tenants to support and learn from one another. The plan is conceived as a campus that is at once inward facing and connected to the surrounding urban context. Multiple above ground concrete volumes define an exterior courtyard space. Openings between the building volumes create opportunity for access to the courtyard and connection to the surrounding urban context.   The courtyard is surrounded by buildings with open daylit workspaces that deliberately overlap with circulation zones, creating opportunity for productive run-ins and unplanned interactions. 

Below grade, the individual volumes are connected by  a large public mixing space, where established companies will share facilities with small start-ups.  These proximities can create mutually beneficial innovations, resources, and conversations.

Location:Maadi District, Cairo, Egypt
Dates:2015
Status:Concept Design
Program:High Tech Innovation
Client:The World Bank
4 campus plan detailed big 1600 xxx q85 2 maadi aerial small 1600 xxx q85 Exterior final 1600 xxx q85 Courtyard final 1600 xxx q85

Wesleyan University Davison Art Center

Wesleyan web thumbnails 600 xxx q85
Wesleyan University Davison Art Center

Rubin Museum of Art Mandala Lab

Rubin web thumbnails 600 xxx q85
Rubin Museum of Art Mandala Lab

Nina Chanel Abney Studio

Web thumbnail nina abney studio 600 xxx q85
Nina Chanel Abney Studio

Galerie Perrotin

Web thumbnail perrotin 600 xxx q85
Galerie Perrotin

Penthouse

Web thumbnails greenwich 2 600 xxx q85
Penthouse

Scalable Solutions for the New York City Housing Authority

Web thumbnail 415 greenwich street 600 xxx q85
Scalable Solutions for the New York City Housing Authority

Glossier New York

Web thumbnail gloss 600 xxx q85
Glossier New York

The Shepherd Gallery and Arts Center

Lsc web thumbnails 600 xxx q85
The Shepherd Gallery and Arts Center

Telfair Studio

Web thumbnail telfair 600 xxx q85
Telfair Studio

Metropolitan Avenue Mixed Use

Web thumbnail 624 met 600 xxx q85
Metropolitan Avenue Mixed Use

HVMoCA

Web thumbnail roof by roof 600 xxx q85
HVMoCA

Grand Street Mixed Use

Web thumbnail grand 600 xxx q85
Grand Street Mixed Use

Fieldston School Campus Center

Web thumbnail 624 met 600 xxx q85
Fieldston School Campus Center

Prismatic Bay Townhouse

Web thumbnail devoe 600 xxx q85
Prismatic Bay Townhouse

Exhibition Luhring Augustine

Web thumbnail lygia2 600 xxx q85
Exhibition Luhring Augustine