Ras Matarma Eco-City
North Sinai, Egypt
The Eco-City is a sustainable development that aims to promote environmental conservation, economic empowerment and eco-tourism in the Sinai Desert. It has three projected components: eco-lodge, marketplace and eco-village. The first phase of the eco-village was completed in 2001. It includes a trial farming project - starting up with olive and palm planting and fish farming - as well as prototype farmhouses. The houses integrate load-bearing and tensile structures. They are designed to be quick to build but at the same time durable and energy-efficient, with the high insulation values necessary in arid climates.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
North Sinai, Egypt
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2000
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 1,050,000 m²; total site area: 42,000,000 m²
Variant Names
Ras Matarma Eco-City
Building Usages
new town planning
urban design and development
sustainable development
urban design and development
touristic development
urban design and development
Keywords
sustainable development
touristic development
tourist villages