Tag Archives: Egypt

Submission: August 18, 2020
Registration: August 03, 2020
Language: English
Location: El Giza, Egypt
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

As the world urbanizes, the challenge to manage waste becomes more acute, as more people means more garbage. While large cities are struggling with their waste management strategies, people of Manshiyat Naser are mastering the ‘resist throwaway culture’. The Zabaleen -a derogatory term for garbage pickers, collects waste from the Egyptian capital, Cairo and carry it back to the neighborhood. It is remarkable to see that the Zabaleen recycles almost 90% of the collected garbage.

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tinker project

Submission: September 01, 2020
Registration: August 30, 2020
Language: English
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Bridges in Cairo, in their diversity of construction systems, materials, scale, type and history are living proof of the ongoing debate between two world-views and two ways of life. Naturally the story of bridges in Cairo, and the world at large, started with the pedestrian or pedestrian-friendly bridges. Pedestrian bridges like Al Manasterly and pedestrian-friendly bridges like Kasr El Nil were certainly erected to facilitate the act of crossing the Nile from one bank to the other. To connect the east and west banks of Cairo. However, the act of physical crossing was not their sole aim. Such bridges were designed with clear intention and great sensitivity to the human scale. They are suspended oases that are capable of crossing the urban hustle and bustle into the tranquility and introspectiveness of the Nile. Continue reading

bridge over the nile design competition

Submission: June 16, 2017
Registration: May 6, 2017
Language: English
Location: Giza, Egypt
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Egypt is a megalopolis country with nearly 70% of its population residing in informal vulnerable districts. Abu Ghaddan village is one of the most neglected rural areas with high population, more than 1000 individuals.

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sustainable community hub

Submission: March 10, 2016
Registration: March 10, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Publication and Trip to Captiva Island, Florida, USA
Type: Open

 

The Shivaji Competition seeks actual and impossible ideas to maintain human habitation on islands and deltas doomed by at least one meter sea level rise in the 21st century.  All entries will be submitted as animated GIFs for social media broadcast and museum exhibition.  One finalist will be selected to participate in the Rising Waters Confab 2016 to be held on Captiva Island, Florida, USA in May, 2016.  Roundtrip transportation provided.  Continue reading