‘Malaab El Kobri’ is located on the agricultural Island of Dahab beneath the ring-road bridge in Cairo, Egypt. Students created a community platform to activate the underutilized space beneath the bridge as an alternative to building missing community facilities on scarce agricultural land. Due to the direct vicinity of the Nile the project was realized as a light-weight table construction in wood. Malaab El Kobri - DesignBuild Studio Cairo took place at the German University in Cairo as a case study for the European Design Build Platform (www.edbkn.eu). This publication illustrates the design process and the strategic outlook of the project.