Entry No. EC0284

– Insert nature in the city center…

The propsal is a “Business park” which is located at the holy land of sinai El-Tur city near The Red Sea ,Egypt Coordinates: 28.2410° N, 33.6230° E . After different researches for the site of that part, it was found that it is surrounded by different Residential buildings, hospital, and port. For that reason, this project is considered as the heart of the city which give it an excellent view and very attractive landscape for all its surroundings and this part can be a huge public park for anyone .

– Nature have complex interconnected components and it all existed harmoniously with one another…

There’s a vision of how the natural world and human world can rejoin the urban areas that behaves like a complicated natural system. They have interacted components such as buildings, streets, systems. As a result, the key for that proposal is the answer of how does life make things disappear into systems.

The design process follow four phases first Identify: develop the design of the human need and make a desirable location to travel , play ,work and invest. Translate and biologize the design brief from nature’s prespective. Next, Abstract: find the repeating patterns within nature and finally Emulate: develop ideas and solutions based on the natural models.

– Historical City…

The history of the city of El Tur dates back to the time of the pharaohs ,Also it is has a longer history than most other places in Sinai. The first inhabitants called it Raitho, the land of fruit, because there were so many palm trees with dates to be found. In the Bible El Tur is called Elim and in Quran is called EL-Tur. The name of the city comes from the Arabic name of the mountain where the prophet Moses received the tablets from God; this mountain is called Jabal Al Tur.

– Nature make things disappear into systems…

El Tur is the only large city in the Sinai with a natural underground water reservoir. This water flows directly from the mountains of Sinai to El Tur, making it good and fresh water. This also makes El Tur a good place to be , the location allows to use Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage system for heating and cooling reducing energy consuption.

– Biomimicry is the science and art of emulating nature…

After a long study, it has been shown that the lines of The VORINOI Grid  are the nearest engineering lines to the natural one. These grids are chosen precisely and accurately to be able to perform manholes in the lines of these grids. This allows the natural light, ventilation and gives the sense of  cracked earth. Furthermore, the below of the footprints for these ventilation manholes is vegetation. In general, 90% of the project is considered to be vegetation which makes it looks like a transplanted hill.

– Urban as a living organism….

Sinai  is rich with earth, chalk, lime , gravel  and a lot of natural local materials , so that the walls  rammed  earth walls  achieving thermally massive, strong, cheap and durable integration with green roof and ATES sytem which works as a thermal fur cover for the whole project  like a living organism.

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