LD ARCH Studio Travel: Egypt 2011
Connecting Cairo to the Nile: Renewing Life and Heritage on the River
In this intensive workshop involving 23 graduate students and seven faculty from Cairo University, The American University in Cairo, and U.C. Berkeley, interdisciplinary teams systematically inventoried existing conditions along a 12-km reach of the Nile in central Cairo from Maadi to Tahrir Square, recording river-bank relations, building heights and conditions, circulation, and land-use. Based on this fieldwork the student teams identified specific opportunities and challenges for interventions along the Nile.