MAGDA MOSTAFA ARCHITECT
I believe in the power of design...
I believe in the responsiblity that comes with that power, a responsbility to teach with compassion, comprehensiveness and the courage to be creative.
Garbage Village, a marginalized society keeping Cairo clean, their efforts unrecognized economically, politically, and most importantly socially.
The concept of the individual project is to create a mini-city that intensifies culture to entertain, expose and nourish the diverse users. But why a mini-city? The site has a respectable sample of the Egyptian population. Ramses was named by the students a “population meter”. Thus a mini-city is a reflection of the users that was once denoted the living room of the city; through reflecting the diverse locations and origins of the users that walk and use the site.
Tannery district “Al Madabegh” has been laying in Magra El Oyoun since the Fatimid era. The government is relocating the Tannery industry; thus the project attempts to foresee the area’s urban renewal scheme. After assessing the needs of the working community and the existing urban pattern of activities; the program visualizes the locals and introduces new function in building for income generation. The power of architecture lies in economic development to empower the community.
The objective of the project is to frame the station’s history and future, both functionally and through form. This is achieved through carving out transparent accessible urban space through and below the building, as a connector of the two plazas, as well as a frame for the station itself.
Women are the soul of our society. Their personalities of are shaped by the experience they gain from life. My building provides them with extra knowledge and experience to carve their-selves into more polished and responsible individuals.