Architect: Samah Abdullatif Kunbaz
Project Name: ESA(Embryonic & Awareness HUB) Embryonic School of Architecture
Concept Statement: Rising & Connecting the Arab Community.
Year: Graduation project 2014
School: Architectural and engineering department –Cairo University
Location: 6th of October City – Egypt.
DESIGN HUB = Building + Environment + People + Motion + Media + …..
The project is investigating the idea of the HUB must be collected several (ideas / people / dimensions / Jobs) and that is being a product came to change and the evolution of the events and the development of society through the study of the present problem and find solutions for them to cope with future and the building must reflect several Key words which connected to other sciences: Technology / Sustainability / change / Dynamic / ….
1-The lack of experiences, knowledge and culture exchange between Syria and Egypt 2-A large number of young innovators’ Syrians and Egyptians who need to be supported and motivated 3-Destruction that currently happening in Syria needs a lot of architects and others to build from the beginnin (Large population density in Egypt is in need for innovative architectural solutions) 4- (Syria is threatened with the loss of an entire generation of its sons) 5- The Loss of the Arabic architectural identity
The idea has come from my continuous attempts to establish a project that develops the relations between Syria and Egypt in particular and the Arab countries in general so they themselves would be able to find solutions for the common issues. With the current conflict in Syria and the uncontrolled increase in population density in Egypt that led to the emergence of slums has triggered my mind to think more and more about finding creative solutions that fix these issues. Thus, Realizing the importance of reconstructing the land and aiming to contribute to the Arab countries renaissance, the idea came to mind that involves the endeavors of creating a project Where different and projects ideas can be exchanged of ideas and projects Embryonic school of Architect and attempt to create an Arabic architectural language that indicates our Arab identity and our own nature so we can reach a new Arab modern architecture (as long as in the twenty-century, Arabs are suffering from the loss of identity). Consequently, the project will motivate the future generations to search for the nature and the identity of the Arab architecture that links the Arab region together with making use of the different ideas that the West has and try to develop it so it suits the nature of the Arab environment.
Description and Its goal: The project is a cultural and educational center that increases Awareness enhance creativity with focusing on everything related to the Arabic architecture, so it is the motive to work collectively for the seek of the advancement of the Arab region to acquire its distinct identity. Target and goals Targets of this projects firstly to create a combination between the past, present and future, where a re-look at our past takes a place in order to benefit from the knowledge founded in the history of Arabic architecture and then asses our present to identify problems and evaluate the level we have reached in architecture so we can be able to shape and reach the modern architectural identity we are looking for. It also combines different age groups from the community so each group can find its interests.
Project Aim – Why?
-To exchange the architectural cultural experiences among the Arab countries – To benefit from the global architecture then transform it to fit our Arab local architecture – To merge the different age groups at one holistic place young age —think— future Intermediate age —think –presents old age — think –History – To move from privatization to public within the architecture engineering sector – To override the poverty within architecture language – Presence is not necessary, and attendance and distance learning possible – To pay extra attention towards children and motivate them to play a key role in building the society. – An incubator of innovative ideas – To encourage everyone to be an Architect.