HUC new Amphitheatre & Canopy, Cairo, Egypt
The newly constructed „Ibrahim Abouleish“ Amphitheatre is a 1,000-seat open air arena used for theatrical performances, concerts, speeches and official ceremonies at the Heliopolis Unversity Cairo, Egypt. The complex consists of a raked seating area, stage and a single-storey backstage building housing rehearsal rooms and stores. The seating and stage areas have been covered with a simple fabric canopy similar to traditional Ramadan tents but without intermediate structure. In contrast to the level membrane, evoking the horizontality of the Nile delta, the slanted steel columns provide a vertical element, rooting the roof in its landscape. Outer and inner spaces pervade each other and the simplicity of the translucent membrane is celebrated.
Scope of Work:
full design development, structural engineering, process engineering, implementation planning and all other planning work, cost calculation, material procurement, supervision and instructor to working team of the HUC and external building contractors
Heliopolis University Cairo, Egypt