Nagla Al Khoreiby
Urban & Landscape Architecture Portfolio 2016
OBJECTIVE Develop a career in Urban/Landscape Architecture, through professional experience, to participate in a sustainable intervention and enhance the spatial quality of the urban scape. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science with a certificate of Academic Honor, The American University in Cairo Spring 2013 Major: Architecture and Construction Engineering GPA: 3.47 / 4
NAGLA AL KHOREIBY
I.G.C.S.E. Nefertari British International School - Spring 2008 Languages: Arabic (native), English (excellent), and French (good) PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE »» Research Assistant, at The American University in Cairo - March 2015 - Present Working in a team of 15 on developing a Sustainable and Environment-friendly Optimizer for Urban Landscape, a software produced by the collaboration of Architects, engineers and programmers to aid designers to produce optimized soft scape selections in any given landscape design.
Villa 144 El Banafseg 8, First Settlement, New Cairo, Egypt. (002) 0100-41-86-717 firstname.lastname@example.org
»» Publication Designer, Freelance - April - September 2015 Designing the content pages of a life coaching notebook for The Notebook by You Empower life coaching firm. »» Urban Designer, Freelance team - February - May 2015 Conceptual masterplan design of a commercial/business center in Kampala, Uganda for a private client. »» Urban and Landscape Architect, at Dar Al Mimar Architects (DMA) - February 2014 - Present Conceptual and schematic design and presentation of master plans, landscape items and streetscape for Mountain View Real Estate in Egypt and other developers (residential compounds and touristic resorts). Preparing the Base of Design Report to include the design guidelines by which the company would work. Technical landscape drawings: Hardscape, softscape, lighting and furniture selection and allocation.
»» Architect and Planner, at Karm Solar; Cairo Egypt - November 2013 - January 2014 Research of designing and building a sustainable desert town. Designing a master plan alternative and its landscape for a seaside eco lodge. »» Meteorologic and Climatological Dimensions in Urban Planning Workshop, at TU Berlin University; Gouna, Egypt - October 2013 »» Architecture Intern, at Engineering Consultant Group S.A.; Cairo, Egypt - June 2012 Schematic design phase of the INMA Mall project in Cairo. Producing working drawings of Al Sabah Hospital in Kuwait in collaboration with Al Ghanim International. »» Tahrir Square Renovation Workshop, at La Sapienza University; Rome, Italy - January 2012 »» Architecture Intern, at Pacer Consultants; Giza, Egypt - January 2011 Producing working drawings of The Ministry of Tourism project in 6th of October, Egypt. AWARDS »» First place winning office (DMA) to design Madinaty’s commercial district – May 2015 »» First prize winning team, in local creative public space competiton, at O2B (Zizinia Real Estate) - December 2014 Worked in a team of 4 on the design of an urban public space in Downtown Cairo under the name of “Bridging Gaps” (details of the project are present in the portfolio) EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Freelance writer at: nkhoreiby.blogspot.com Playing the piano, 14 years of experience with degrees from the Opera House of Cairo Creative writer for the AUC Times magazine at the American University in Cairo – Spring 2012 General reporter/creative writer for The Independent paper at the American University in Cairo – Spring 2011 Delegate in the Cairo International Model United Nations UNESCO – Spring 2010 SOFTWARE SKILLS Proficient user of Autodesk’s AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, and Revit design programs Proficient user of Rhino Proficient user of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications Moderate user of Sketchup Basic user of Autodesk’s Vasari, Ecotect and 3DsMAX 3
CONTENT PROFESSIONAL WORK 01 Madinaty Residential District 02 Cairo Giza Zoo 03 Kampala City Center 04 Madinaty commercial district 05 Bridging gaps 06 Ecolodge Development 07 Landscape Items 08 Master planning
8 14 20 26 32 40 46 52
ACADEMIC WORK 09 Cairo Aqueduct Urban Development & Rehabilitation 10 Inter modal Station for the Cairo Aqueduct 11 Exhibition Space 12 Bridging Green
60 66 74 78
Professional Work 7
01 MADINATY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT DMA - MASTER PLANNING - 2016 The masterplan was developed around a green boulevard resonated from the neighboring park, by which creating a semi private interactive community that connects the two sides of the project inwards and outwards. This arrangement builds on the plotâ€™s surrounding amenities and potentials, and through this green spine, creating a hierarchy of outdoor spaces inwards towards the private areas of the project. Accordingly, providing a decentralized service zone, evenly distributed between the districts.
Credits: DMA Urban, Design and Presentation team MADINATY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
GREEN AVENUE CONCEPT
MADINATY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
USERS & ACTIVITIES
02 CAIRO GIZA ZOO DMA - MASTER PLANNING - 2016 A once internationally acclaimed 80-acre public space, built during the reign of the Khedive Ismail, this botanical zoological garden was put up for a development rehabilitation plan competition as the CSR program by one of Egyptâ€™s renowned banks. All teams worked together on developing a scope of work by which the zoo would be reclaimed and re-established back to the renowned property of the city it used to be through the concept of: COHABITATION.
Credits: DMA Urban, Design and Presentation team CAIRO GIZA ZOO
EXISTING ZOO PLAN
COHABITIATION: An enhanced visitorâ€™s experience is a prerequisite to our design approach; through increasing zoo traffic, widening the range of user segments, and the help the zoo gain its international acknowledgment and sponsorship.
CAIRO GIZA ZOO
THREE APPROACHES: Zoo/Park Journey
CAIRO GIZA ZOO
03 KAMPALA CITY CENTER FREELANCE - MASTER PLANNING - 2015 The city of Kampala revealed significant architecture and urban fabric that rose from corresponding to usersâ€™ needs and weather conditions. It is quite a challenge to design in such a well rooted region, accordingly the design approach focuses on learning from the Ugandans techniques that were developed over the decades. Based on the need of shelter, we built on the urban fabric with its creative configurations and local building materials to portray a genuine impression of Kampala to visitors in the heart of the city.
Credits: Zina Adly KAMPALA CITY CENTER
KAMPALA CITY CENTER
BUSINESS DISTRICT: Aparment Hotel and Executive Business Club
KAMPALA CITY CENTER
COMMERCIAL DISTRICT: shops, hyper market, food court, kids area, and parking facility
04 MADINATY COMMERCIAL DISTRICT DMA - MASTER PLANNING - 2015 Beyond the project there is another (Madinaty) district, and efficient community with an ever increasing population. The project is creating a lively, walk able centre with a traditional main route grid that encourages easy movement of people and vehicles, with a design inspired by the resort lifestyle; pedestrian scaled buildings set among a network of shaded outdoor spaces, sidewalks, passages, gathering and dining places with iconic style, all cooled naturally through appropriate orientation. An urban centre designed as a series of formal composition of buildings, patios, piazzas. The gardens are comprised of open air complexes that combine retail facilities and pedestrian amenities including specialty stores, a variety of shops and upscale restaurants. The mix of contemporary and Tuscan architecture forms are shaped from indigenous materials and rich earth colors.
Credits: DMA Urban, Design and Presentation team MADINATY COMMERCIAL DISTRICT
01 SITE ANALYSIS & SURROUNDING
Exposure & Accessibility
MADINATY COMMERCIAL DISTRICT
02 DESIGN GUIDELINES
A1: Commercial promenade
A2: Gathering activity space
A3: Quiet zone
MADINATY COMMERCIAL DISTRICT
05 BRIDGING GAPS COMPETITION - PUBLIC SPACE - 2014 The competition was part of an initiative for Egyptian designers and thinkers to participate in a creative intervention in the city. Our team of an architectural background gathered for a public space intervention. We chose the model of the bridge (in our case 6th of October bridge) as a running infrastructure in the city, that which passes major iconic areas such as the Nile, yet create dead spaces underneath. The action area is Abd El Meneim Riyadh station, combining a central hub area through a bus station underneath the bridge, the corniche in this specific area and the bridge crossing the Nile to Zamalek (a major hub). The behavioural pattern of the area was considered the main drive to facilitate this zone to accommodate the public space needs; a SUSPENDED (BRIDGING) PROMENADE on the Nile, an accessible EQUIPPED BUS STATION, and a that houses room for an outdoors gathering and a cultural meeting point.
Credits: Mariam El Ibyari, Mariam Yaser, Zina Adly PUBLIC SPACE
Abd El Meneim Riyadh area acts as the COLLECTING HUB and ACCESS POINT to the project.
Isolating barriers in the urban fabric
Congestion and interference by high velocity nfrastructure: confusing ground plane.
RESTRUCTURING unplanned urban infrastructure and land facilities, by following USERSâ€™ BEHAVIORAL PATTERN, to accomodate BALANCED RESOLVED NEEDS.
The layout shows the suspended pedestrian bridge, highlighted by a crossing steel lighting element.
A restructured, facilitated bus station would serve the areaâ€™s new development as a gathering hub. The corniche treatment, elaborates on how the water frontage should be more accessible and facilitated to experience more the water body.
PUBLIC 36 SPACE
An elaboration of the cornicheâ€™s development; a secluded seating level from the street, directly in contact with the water front, serving kiosks, film screening and a boats dock
THE SUSPENDED PROMENADE (pedestrian bridge)
THE CORNICHE (gathering point and Nile dock)
06 ECOLODGE DEVELOPMENT KARM SOLAR - MASTER PLANNING - 2013 The eco lodge needs to be a place to enjoy and relax yet give the opportunity to reflect and connect with nature in the area on an active and deep level. The organic grid will be formulated with the use of the facilities and the eco park that suits the location taking full advantage of the natural beauty and the sea water inlet feature and enhancing its importance. The water inlet and the organic grid together must become the back bone of the project that binds one structure and activity to the other.
Credits: Afaf Azzouz, Farah Shoukry, John Salama ECOLODGE DEVELOPMENT
URBAN SURVEILLANCE ECOLODGE DEVELOPMENT
FORM & SPACE
URBAN SURVEILLANCE ECOLODGE DEVELOPMENT
07 Landscape Items DMA - MOUNTAIN VIEW - 2014 The Urban and Landscape department in DMA designs and executes an array of projects in the field. Its primary client is Mountain View, a real estate company that provides residential communities in suburban areas, as well as touristic and vacation housing in coastal areas in Egypt. As an architect in the design section, I participated in presenting and preliminary design of the following few examples of the landscape items design for the open spaces of residential compounds.
Credits: DMA Urban & Landscape Design team LANDSCAPE ITEMS
08 MASTER PLANNING DMA - MOUNTAIN VIEW & EXTERNAL PROJECTS 2015 Master planning at DMA develops from an intensive concept development as to how to address not only client needs, but also user needs. The following projects are two resorts in the North Coast, Red Sea Coast, and a residential compound in the new city development. With different living and usage attributes, the concept develops on a userâ€™s activity program traced from the userâ€™s life style. We believe that the functional program along side spatial coherence and ease of circulation would round up into a comfortable living experience. I mostly participate in the concept derivation, urban analysis and presentation of the product.
Credits: DMA Urban & Landscape Design team MASTER PLANNING
URBAN CLUSTER TREATMENTS
USER ACTIVITY PROGRAM
MASTERPLAN CONCEPT 57
Academic Work 59
09 CAIRO AQUEDUCT URBAN DEVELOPMENT & REHABILITATION AUC BACHELOR THESIS STUDIO I - FALL 2012 This is part 1 of the graduation project, executed as a group, an urban scale modification to address the connectivity of the Nile and the city. Restoration of the connection between the Nile and the aqueduct will revitalise the monument and its surrounding; retaining a historical landmark, upgrading the living status of the local residents, while promoting tourism in the area. An insight to this location that can lead to some improvement in the surrounding living standards when combined with several projects highlighting the monument, that will serve both the locals and the visitors.
Credits: Amr Samaha, Mariam El Ibyari, Rwayda Kareem, Shahd Omar CAIRO AQUEDUCT
GRAND MONUMENT RUNNING ACROSS THE CITY
PLEASANT NILE VIEW
ACTIVE SOCIAL LIFE
SENSITIVE REPLACEMENT STRATEGY
URBAN FABRIC ALTERATIONS
PEDESTRIAN AND BIKES LANE
SUSTAINABLE TRAM LINE
5 PROPOSED PROJECTS
10 INTER MODAL STATION FOR THE CAIRO AQUEDUCT AUC BACHELOR THESIS STUDIO II - SPRING 2013 After allocating the locations of our individual projects, primarily located at the breaks in the monument (aligning our theme of connectivity), each team member carried out an intensive research for the their immediate project surrounding. I started looking at how the break in the aqueduct affected the social and physical behavior of the locals. Analyzing the problems and tracking the behaviour led to understanding an approach by which the space could be resolved and redeemed to the wholesome experience of the aqueduct. The station will house the existing metro line that broke into the Aqueduct, and connect the two sides divided by the metro, also proposing new modes of transportation to enhance connectivity to the area. parallel RIBS of green FOLDING into enclosures, accentuating the spine PENETRATING the aqueduct. Maintain the AQUEDUCT’s RHYTHM through LIGHT by solid & void treatment of the station’s spaces according to the OPENINGS GRID of the AQUEDUCT.
BROKEN PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT
INHABITABLE ENVIRONMENT CAIRO AQUEDUCT
RESTORE THE MONUMENT
BIKING PLATFORM PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT
NEW TRAM NETWORK VEHICULAR RELOCATION
UNDERGROUND RELOCATION: THE NILE STOP 69
MODIFY INFRASTRUCTURE TO ACCOMODATE A PEDESTRIAN URBAN SCAPE
CROSS THROUGH by parallel RIBS of green FOLDING into enclosures of the station that will house the circulation of users, accentuating the spine PENETRATING the aqueduct for the outdoor pedestrian movement and experience of the aqueduct.,
AUC STRUCTURE STUDIO - SPRING 2013 We were assigned to build a 1:1 scale exhibition space using cardboard, without any adhesive. By only using the structural properties of cardboard we were able to build the structure. The structure was to portray the nature of our studio culture in Architecture, which we derived a statement to describe: Passing on Traces towards Forming a Whole. Accordingly, we ,as a group, opted a mesh structure, by which each individual slice would connect with another, by wedging, to form this whole “the Realm” of our department.
Credits: Lilian Aziz, Marina Qaldas, Zina Adly EXHIBITION SPACE
AUC GREEN CAIRO WORKSHOP - FALL 2012 AUC in cooperation with Architecture and Vision studio delivered a workshop on how to implement sustainable participations in the urban scape of Cairo. I proposed incorporating the stretch of 6th October bridge in the heart of Cairo to implement vegetation pods using Ivy plants as a purifier (purifies Benzene, carbon monoxide,..etc.). With bases at every support of the bridge structured in the city, associated by a light weight steel structure hinged at the bridge railing the plant (a natural climber) would crawl on the bridge creating a vegetation strip across Cairo, PURIFYING AIR and creating a HABITABLE ENVIRONMENT.
6TH OF OCTOBER BRIDGE
IVY PLANT (NATURAL PURIFIER)
LIGHT WEIGHT MESH STRUCTURE
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