Stefano Boeri Architetti signs the project of the three green architectures designed for the new capital (the new administrative city) under construction in the south east area of Cairo.
The three “green cubes” – which represent the prototype of an architecture designed to be varied in functional destinations and replicated throughout the entire metropolis – measure 30 meters both in height and in width and house 350 trees and over 14,000 shrubs and evergreens belonging to 100 different species , one third of those living in the entire city of Cairo.
In total, the green area will exceed 3600 square meters, an area equivalent to the building plan.
It is expected that the three new vertical woods, which will be self-sufficient in terms of energy, will be able to absorb about 7 tons of carbon dioxide in a year and produce 8 tons of oxygen.
The three experimental buildings – a hotel and two residential buildings – will be built by the Egyptian manufacturer MISR Italia Properties in a central area of the new capital.
In presenting the three green cubes, which were designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti with the designer Shimaa Shalash as local partner and the collaboration of the landscape agronomist Laura Gatti, Stefano Boeri and Francesca Cesa Bianchi, partner and director of the SBA project, presented the vision of “Greener Cairo”, which envisages six strategies of demineralization of the Egyptian metropolis. In addition to the grafting of green buildings and vertical woods, the ecological conversion of Cairo includes a major campaign to make the thousands of flat roofs in the city green, the “vegetalization” of the facades and the construction of a system of green corridors that will cross Cairo and they will be reunited by a large orbital forest.
According to Stefano Boeri and Francesca Cesa Bianchi: ” Cairo can become the first metropolis of North Africa to face the great challenge of climate change and ecological conversion.”