New Capital, Egypt, Africa
 
 
Year2015latitude: 30° 1'
longitude: 31° 31'
Period
Initiator(s)Government of Egypt in partnership with Capital City Partners (Dubai), China State Construction
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)United Arab Emirates, Chinese, Egyptian
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organizationSOM Architects, RIB consulting
Inhabitants
Target population5,000,000
Town website
Town related linkshttps://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/mar/16/new-cairo-egypt-plans-capita l-city-desert
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20150624-dispute-with-uae-puts-brakes-on- egyptian-new-capital-project/
http://www.dezeen.com/2015/03/20/som-new-capital-city-cario-egypt-seven-mil lion-people/
http://www.citymetric.com/skylines/so-why-egypt-building-new-capital-city-r ight-next-cairo-855
http://www.cityscape.org/egypts-new-capital-mega-project/
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/09/africa/egypt-new-capital/
http://africa-me.com/new-capital-egpyt/
http://thecapitalcairo.com/index.html
http://www.archdaily.com/612328/som-masterplans-egypt-s-new-capital-city
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 


source: www.archdaily.com/




source: www.archdaily.com/




source: www.archdaily.com/




source: www.archdaily.com/


The Capital Cairo project envisions a new administrative and financial capital that would extend Cairo eastwards to the coast of the Red Sea, creating a new urbanised zone for seven million residents.
The project is set to include a central business district and a government administrative district, as well as cultural attractions and a centre for innovation.
Over 100 residential neighbourhoods will be designed to fit among the natural wadi topography, made up of ravines that fill with water during occasional heavy rainfall. These are set to becomes areas of planting that direct natural breezes through the city.
SOM believes this approach will provide a sustainable new city that is suitable for the local environment, but that also supports a burgeoning economy.

source: www.dezeen.com

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