Extension of the New Capital Competition, Cairo
Working with a team of engineers and architects from Egyptian companies, Al Tamimi & Co and DAR, we developed a net-zero housing complex that combines new low-energy technologies and traditional Arabic architecture.
This combined the following environmental solutions:
- water management (fresh, waste and storm)
- waste management
- natural and mechanical ventilation
- renewable energy
- off-grid energy systems
To solve some of the design challenges, we took insights from cactus for the shading systems and from Namibian fluted termite mounds that allow for air circulation around the building skin and within the structure.
Return on Investment (ROI)
The project simulated that the return would be 10 years (at 2018 pricing levels).
For more information on this project and how we can work with you on low-energy projects, please contact us.