An Encouragement prize recognizing the achievements of young professionals whose projects are particularly inspirational was presented to an urban rehabilitation, preservation and development project for El Quseir, Egypt.Africa Middle East sustainable construction projects receive prizes in regional Holcim Awards » pour en savoir plus (French) »
This project is merited for its enterprising effort to rehabilitate a coastal region with outstanding approaches in construction technology as well as innovative concepts for design. The author advances a responsible concern for ensuring that tourism-driven development of the context will take place in a way that is responsive to the Islamic culture and architectural heritage of the city, both of which now stand threatened by purely profit-focused development.
To be commended is the systematic approach that covers the overall scale of the urban environment, neighborhood planning, as well as proposed redevelopment and preservation strategies for particular buildings. Along with maintaining a strong sense of cultural identity, the project would certainly contribute to the conservation of resources by facilitating the reuse of an existing stock of buildings and other structures. From an economic perspective, such a well-considered proposal for urban and building renewal enhances tourism, which in turn provides a boost to the economic and livelihood opportunities of the residents.
Providing a convincing inspiration for cultural identity, the project demonstrates a high degree of sensitivity and skill in formulating interactions between regional development and cultural awareness.See more
This proposal is merited for the enterprising effort to rehabilitate a coastal region in Egypt. Many considerations for implementing sustainable construction technology are made at various scales. Especially worthy of merit is the attempt to address the overall urban environment, while also considering neighborhood planning and preservation strategies for particular buildings.
The author expresses concern that tourism-oriented development pay respect to the Islamic culture and architectural heritage of the city. Also commended is the systematic approach. Along with securing a strong sense of cultural identity, the project would certainly contribute to the conservation of resources by facilitating the reuse of an existing stock of buildings.
From an economic perspective, such a proposal for urban and building renewal would boost the economic opportunities of the residents, while encouraging further development in the region.Download project entry poster (PDF, 5.32 MB) »See more
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