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Cairo Student Housing

The creation of the first student led co-living scheme in New Cairo, Egypt. Tigg + Coll were selected to submit proposals to develop proposals for a 600-bedroom scheme to be a best in class development for a whole new city being developed close to the original capital city.

The proposal sits to the south of the main American University campus in New Cairo. Using our expertise in this development typology we were asked to consider opportunities to intensify use of the site and look at ideas to improve the existing masterplan proposals to create an exceptional set of student amenities. The main premise of our proposal was to reorientate the block forms to better address the wider public spaces and typical journeys that each resident would typically use each day. In essence, strengthening the best aspects of the existing masterplan to coherently stitch the design premise back into the overall new city, residential areas and parkland quickly developing around it.