Novum Design Award
Urban Planning and Landscape Design Category
OMRAN ARCHITECTS team members
The icon of the proposal ‘Papyrum de Scienta’ Latin for ‘Paper of Knowledge’ reflects the richness of Egyptian civilization documented in scrolls of papyrus. The Papyrum de Scienta elevates from the past and captures new fields of knowledge, projecting into the future. This layer of knowledge covers the whole site interconnecting its two main parts; the positive and negative. The first part, the positive, is concerned with receiving and sending the recent science, enlightening the universe with the last discoveries. This can be seen in the research center. While the other, the negative, is concerned with exhibiting and displaying the reached achievements and discovered mysteries of science, seen in the exhibition building.
With an additional layer of Egypt's nature and ecology, the proposed science city displays Egypt’s richness as a land of contrast. It is reflected on the usage of its pulsing vein ‘the Nile’ as the stream of life in the science park, and augmenting the diverse ecological landscapes of Egypt. You can learn a lot about Egyptian different ecologies by taking a river ride from the energy plaza, going through different and varied ecologies, learning about Egypt from a
DESIGN SCORE: /100
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