American University in Cairo Campus Centre
Cairo, Egypt
This addition consists of three major components: Everyday Facilities, Community Services, and the Student Convention Centre. Connected to the rest of the campus through a strong north-oriented axis, the buildings comprising the addition are arranged around the central convention centre auditorium to form a series of outdoor spaces articulated by paths, pergola, plazas, stairways and fountains, creating shaded connections, formal and informal gathering spaces. Materials and finishes include Egyptian limestone and alabaster, exposed and stuccoed concrete, and hardwood mashrabiyya window shades. The campus centre aspires to local traditions and open-air solutions in a design distinctive to the architect in its planes, volumes and colours.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
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Cairo, Egypt
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2008
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American University in Cairo Campus Centre
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university
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Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee