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Our Mission and Vision

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Five-Star Hotel Sharm AlSheikh

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The Family Park

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Renovation of Cairo Marriott Hotel

Movenpick Hotel American Hospital

Coming from Sheikh Zayed Road/ Jumeirah (i.e. from Novotel, Fairmont, Trade Centre) -- Um Sheikh Zayed Park -- Dead Sea Hotel Resort Complex • Take Hurair Road Business leading to Maktoum Bridge • Turn Right on Street 9a (Signs towards Lamcy Plaza/American Hospital/Movenpick) -- Bab Qinnesrene Park • Straight onto Al-Nasr Cinema Roundabout • Take firstPark right from Roundabout (onto Street 2) EDUCATION -- the Giza • Take the first left onto Street 11a • Ismaili Centre Dubai on your right side -- American University in Cairo -- Greater IqbalisPark

-- Egypt-Japan University of Science and -- Mivida Boxpark Coming from Sharjah, Deira Side of Dubai or Airport • Take Garhoud Bridge towards Sheikh Zayed Road Technology -- toShams & Waterfront • Prior Lamcy City Plaza,Central take thePark service lane for petrol station and ENOC building -- New York University Abu Dhabi • Take exit after ENOC building and go straight until the Al-Nasr Cinema Roundabout -- Madinaty Entrance & Central Park • Take the third right on the Roundabout (onto Street 2) -- Newgiza University • Take first leftAlDoud onto Street 11a Park -- the The Abu Wildlife • Ismaili Centre Dubai is on your right side

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Bike Park

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Al Alamein New City Promenade

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Roadscape of Sharm ElSheikh Airport Road

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International Islamic University Malaysia

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German School in Mivida

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Mirage City & Golf Course

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Al Burouj City Central Park

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Mirage City Residential Community

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Quaiq River (Linear River Bed Park)

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Uptown Cairo

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Al Fardous Park

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Cairo Festival City

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Al Seka Al Beda Park

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-- Mountain View Hyde Coming from Sharjah, Deira Park Side of Dubai or Airport -- American University in Cairo Sport • Take Garhoud Bridge towards Sheikh Zayed Road Complex - Scarus Residence •-Prior to Lamcy Plaza, take the service lane for petrol station and ENOC building • Take exit after ENOC building and go straight until the Al-Nasr--Cinema Roundabout Al Murooj Sports Complex -- The Square • Take the third right on the Roundabout (onto Street 2) -- Ashgar City Club • Take the first left onto Street 11a • Ismaili Centre Dubai is on your right side --

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Gardenia Park Clubhouse

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Al Ta’meer Center

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Modon Jeddah

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Park Avenue

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The Grand Egyptian Museum

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Newgiza Midtown Health Park & Hospital

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Hurghada Multimedia Experience

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Dyafah Jeddah

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The Science City

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Pyramids Heights Business Park

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Saudi Arabia Culture Center

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Makkah Museum Complex

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EDUTAINMENT / CULTURAL

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Overview

beauty in the local environment.

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most differentiates Sites International from other firms

The Nubian Museum in Aswan, started in 1988 and

is its multidisciplinary approach.

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Part of our mission is also on educating the next

modern park, complete with restaurants, children play

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Our Journey

Since then, Sites International has been at the

After working with various of fices in the United States

forefront of the design consultancy market in Egypt

and the Middle East, Drs. Stino and ElMasry-Stino set

and the Middle East, participating in numerous new

out to establish their own firm upon returning to Cairo

residential developments, universities, parks, and urban

in 1986. Sites International was thus founded. From

revitalization efforts. It has continued to expand both

the beginning, the main focus was on architecture and

in depth and breadth across all major design areas,

landscape architecture and the harmonious integration

currently with a staff numbering over 125. However,

of the built and natural environments.

However, the

it remains dedicated at its core to the promotion of

scope would expand over time to architecture, master

landscape architecture. It currently remains the largest

planning, urban design, and site supervision. At the

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time, landscape architecture in Egypt was considered an

and the Middle East.

aesthetic pursuit rather than a dedicated profession. Master Planning

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Our multi-disciplinary approach defines building location, form, spatial structure and character. Our architectural designs blend with landscape architecture and engineering to create functional and visual harmony. The firm uses Coming from Sheikh Zayed Road/ from Fairmont,architecture. Trade Centre) modern design techniques and Jumeirah theories to(i.e. come upNovotel, with remarkable • Take Um Hurair Road leading to Maktoum Bridge • Turn Right on Street 9a (Signs towards Lamcy Plaza/American Hospital/Movenpick) Engineering • Straight onto Al-Nasr Cinema Roundabout • Take the first right from Roundabout (onto Street 2) Engineering is a key aspect in any project as the designers ideas begin to come to life. Our multi-disciplinary • Take the first left onto Street 11a • Ismaili Centre and Dubai is on yourof right side and construction has allowed us to optimize structural, civil and electroexperience knowledge design mechanical disciplines and integrate them functionally and aesthetically within projects. Coming from Sharjah, Deira Side of Dubai or Airport • Take Garhoud Bridge towards Sheikh Zayed Road Site• Prior Supervision/Project Management to Lamcy Plaza, take the service lane for petrol station and ENOC building • Take exit after ENOC building and go straight until the Al-Nasr Cinema Roundabout We the support clients through the construction phase • Take thirdour right on the Roundabout (onto Street 2) with a powerful site supervision and project management unit. • Take the first left onto Street 11a This unit ensures that all design disciplines are fully synthesized and technically coordinated. Supervision by the • Ismaili Centre Dubai is on your right side designing firm is a huge advantage as it assures a high quality project output as ideas and details are communicated correctly with little interference. The unit is also extremely efficient especially when it comes to minimizing conflicts between trades during construction.

Awards

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Master Planning

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Egyptian Ministry of Culture

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Egyptian Ministry of Tourism

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Egypto for Tourism Investment

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Emaar Misr for Development

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Alameda Healthcare Hospitals

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Alkhan Holdings

American Hospital

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Collaborative Architects Partners (CA+)

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DAMAC Park Avenue for Real Estate Development

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DAMAC Properties for Development

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Dar Al-Mimar Architects (DMA)

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Hyde Park Properties for Development

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IGI Real Estate

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International Company for Touristic Projects

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International Islamic University Malaysia

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Isozaki, Aoki & Associates Co.

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King Abdullah Economic City

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Ministry of State for Antiquities

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Mirage Hotels Corporation

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Orascom Construction

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Tourism Development Authority

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Orascom Housing and Establishment

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Travco Properties and Engineering

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Palm Hills Development (PHD)

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Umm El-Qura University

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Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co.

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United Dyafah for Real Estate

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RAMW for Real Estate

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United Nation Centre for Human Settlement

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RAMW for Tourism and Hotels

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Sakkara Tourism Investment

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Samcrete Egypt

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Saudi Arabia Embassy

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Parks / Recreation


Al-Azhar Park Project Location

: Cairo, Egypt

Owner

: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)

Project Area

: 75-acre

Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering.

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Site Supervision. Project Management : Parks/Recreation. Historical. Edutainment/Cultural

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture appointed Sites International as the lead consultant to develop and design the final master plan, landscape architecture, selected architecture and site supervision/project management of Al Azhar Park. The 74-acre site is uniquely situated amidst the splendor of Old Cairo, atop a 500 year old landfill and is defined along its western boundary by the 800 year old Ayyubid wall. The design theme is derived from the contextual Islamic heritage of Old Cairo and the design intent is to provide green open space for the densely populated city. The master plan centers on a major pedestrian spine that extends north-south, linking the topographically-varied landscape elements of the Park. Furniture and lighting fixtures were custom designed by Sites International, using local artisans from a nearby quarry district. Al Azhar Park, now a Cairo landmark, was instrumental in the development of environmental awareness and a better understanding of the profession of landscape architecture in Egypt. The Park’s diverse planting material is a valuable educational resource for botany and horticulture students. Throughout the design process, Sites International was mindful of sustainable design issues. Native and adaptive trees and shrubs were used to provide shade and heat relief and the irrigation system uses raw water from the Nile. Al Azhar Park transformed one of the poorest, most populous and historically rich parts of Cairo into a sustainable open space, stimulated social and economic development and generated revenues exceeding operational and maintenance costs.

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Al-Azhar Park

Pedestrian palm walkway (main spine)

Secluded sitting areas along the main spine

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Al-Azhar Park

The sunken gardens are havens for secluded retreats and special events. The gardens are located along the main pedestrian park spine. The design vision is a series of gardens within a larger park context.

For the first time, residents of adjacent districts enjoy open green space. Cairo’s inner city has one of the lowest ratios of open space per inhabitant worldwide. The Park provides the surrounding underprivileged inhabitants with a niche to reclaim a viable social presence.

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Al-Azhar Park

The Park, inspired by historical Islamic architecture, revitalized authentic craftsmanship, reflected in the custom design park furniture and the sophisticated stone/marble paving patterns and techniques.

The manzara, is an elements that characterize the traditional Islamic garden, A man-made lake (reservoir) is used for the Park’s irrigation, with the Nile as its water source.

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Dubai Park Location

: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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: Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)

Area : 5-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture

Type : Parks/Recreation

Sites International prepared the master plan, engineering and landscape architecture design for Dubai Park. Located at major Dubai street intersections, the Park is intended as a passive recreational space for the nearby office buildings and neighborhoods. Small pergolas provide a gateway entry to the park. Lush planting around the park perimeter provides color throughout the year while the central lawn and water features provide respite from the heat.

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The Family Park Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Heliopolis Society

Area : 70-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering.

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: Parks/Recreation. Edutainment/Cultural

The 70-acre park combines educational experiences with family entertainment in a theme park setting. The Park is located in the new expansions of greater Cairo heading east to Suez city, the target area for major governmental development to widen the parameters of the Cairo metropolis. The project is designed to stimulate curiosity, creativity, and learning through fun and interactive exhibits and programs for children and adults. The park houses four centers: Arts and Technology, Science, Nature, and, Artistic Workshops. Highlights of the park include a miniature railway, the Magic River, a safari area, theme park rides and several casual and themed dining experiences. In additional to its design role, Sites International was also responsible for site supervision and project management.

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Sheikh Zayed Business Park Location

: El-Sheikh Zayed City, Cairo, Egypt

Client

: New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA)

Area : 150-acre Discipline/Services Type

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering. Site Supervision. Project Management : Parks/Recreation. Commercial/Mixed-use

Sheikh Zayed Business Park is situated in the heart of Sheikh Zayed city, one of the new res-idential areas developed at the outskirts of Cairo. Sites International consulted to develop the master plan for this mixed use development and complete landscape design for the development’s primary spine, main square, and full services in architecture and landscape architecture for the Central Park. The devel-opment is a premier business park of retail destinations with world class offices includ-ing a conference hall, an art & culture center as well as hotel and spa, and luxurious resi-dential areas that all join to provide efficient services to the community of Sheikh Zayed City of over 400,000 inhabitants. The development is interwoven with a network of parks and linear open spaces, the proximity and connectivity of which provide the users with a variety of options for moving within the development facilitated with the devotion of about 51% of the total area to open space. The master plan goal is to maximize energy efficiency and conservation by utilizing building orientation and massing and by using high-performance materials and systems including solar panels set within a design that fully integrates all functionalities of the compound. The 65 acre Central Park is a magnet for the new development and for the city at large, a first in a non gated community, offering a tranquility haven to all. The park’s splendor presents spec-tacular vantage points for the business areas and residential clusters. It offers dramatic combina-tion of plantings, shading trees, comfortable pedestrian amenities, traversed by pathways along the most scenic water features of the park’s lagoon and linear streams that culminate in a variety of soothing fountain styles. Sites International will be managing site engineering and supervision for the Park, a destination that will create a new lifestyle for Sheikh Zayed city.

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Bab Qinnesrene Park Location : Aleppo, Syria Client

: Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)

Area : 32-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering

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: Parks/Recreation. Historical

Bab Qinnesrine Park is a 32-acre park located near the historical district of Aleppo, facing the historical gate of Bab Qinnesrine. The site is characterized by its natural rolling topography that offers distant views of the old city and of the famous historical Citadel of Aleppo. Sites International’s comprehensive design in-cludes large green open areas, playgrounds, small buildings and an attractive urban spine with shops, cafes and plazas that act as an extension of the “souk” urban fabric of the old city.

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Giza Park Location

: Giza, Egypt

Client

: Ministry of Housing Utilities and Urban Communities

Developer

: Central Development Authority

Area : 38-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering. Site Supervision. Project Management

Type : Parks/Recreation

The Giza Governorate invited Sites International to convert part of a former airport into a 38-acre park for the densely populated district of Embaba. The design theme reflects Egypt’s major ecological zones: Nile River, Nile valley, oases and hills. The architecture of the park buildings evokes the rich and diverse aesthetics of the different ecological zones through distinct vocabularies, motifs, building typologies, materials and finishes. The Nile’s centrality to Egyptian life is represented by a stream that originates at the visitors’ entrance and winds through the entire site, connecting all the park activities. The oasis occupies a secluded area, offering a peaceful zone covered with palm groves surrounding a central water spring. Among the highlights of the park are boat rides, re-created agricultural fields and waterwheels.

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Greater Iqbal Park Location

: Lahor, Pakistan

Client

: Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)

Area : 125-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture

Type

: Parks/Recreation. Historical

Sites International was selected to prepare the schematic landscape design for the park, home to historical buildings and burial grounds for several dignitaries. The design goal is to protect and promote the existing historic Mughall Gardens and revive the site to meet modern requirements. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and the Historic Cities Programme are involved in revitalization of the Walled City of Lahore, in Punjab, also known as the “Gardens of the Mughals” or “City of Gardens” after the rich heritage of Mughal Empire. The ‘Old City’ is located in northwestern section of Lahore with Greater Iqbal Park situated in its northern outskirts. The design plans present a site wide concept for access, options for panoramic views of the ‘Old City’, pedestrian and vehicular circulation networks, food outlets, and a new plant irrigation and drainage system. The historic gardens are enriched with additional formal and informal gardens, natural areas, and open meadows with ample shading options for visitors, to be supplied significantly by a new nursery built on the grounds. Roadscape, hardscape, water features, and seating vocabularies rely on locally manufactured materials, to blend perfectly with existing works and contribute to better community services and economic opportunities. The landscape design plan was true to the historic eminence of the location.

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Mivida Boxpark Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Emaar Misr for Development

Area : 18-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Architecture. Landscape Architecture. Engineering

Type

: Parks/Recreation. Commercial/Mixed-use

MIVIDA is a mixed-use urban district located in New Cairo at the eastern edge of the capital Cairo. Mivida Boxpark mall, situated around a central lake, is the first in Egypt and a novel concept to the Middle East region. It offers a mix of boutique stores and food outlets, out of shipping containers. The mall is made out of refitted shipping containers to set it apart from other spaces. The use of containers in architecture creates a real challenge in design, structure detailing, MEP requirements and concealments. Sites International dynamic design, extracting its inspiration from the containers aesthetics and industrial feel, imagined colorful containers jutting out of roofs, while others are stacked or barely showing skeletal form. Buildings incorporate a unique blend of stone, metal, composite materials, glass and possibly fabric. The complete synergy between the architecture design and MEP requirements allows tenants flexibility to apply their own personalized interior design. Light and paint create a mosaic of colors and the multi-colored scenes identify the different zones and activities. The dancing fountain, an eye catching attraction, is located at the lake center where donut boats and the fountain co-exist and are simultaneously operated. Mivida Boxpark design creates moments of exploration by developing an architectural language that pays careful attention to scale, lighting and tenants preferences making the new mall an electric new destination in Cairo’s rapidly growing shopping and entertainment centers.

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Shams City Central Park and Waterfront Location

: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Client

: Sorouh Investment Company

Area : 75-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture

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: Parks/Recreation. Edutainment/Cultural

Sites International transformed the initial schematic landscape design for Shams City to a fully developed design that is visually rich and diverse. The 305,000 m2 project is a mixed-use development of open spaces, a major park, lakes, canals, coastal edges, restaurants, cafes, recreational and educational amenities that aims to be the new heart and metropolitan center of Abu Dhabi. Among its features are an environmentally sound boardwalk and observation point that border the protected mangrove area offering captivating views of the natural surroundings.

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Madinaty Entrance, Central Park & Golf Course Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Talaat Moustafa Group (TMG)

Area : 1200-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture. Architecture

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: Parks/Recreation. Residential/New Communities

Madinaty is a new satellite city developed to relieve the congested center of Cairo. It is envisioned as a fully functional city with all the cultural, educational, health, recreation and religious activities to meet the needs of over 600,000 expected residents. Madinaty offers an array of residential living opportunities that create their own sense of place and community. Sites International turned to reality the master plan concept for the Main Gate and its surrounding open space, the Golf Course, and the Central Park. The spirit of this vibrant city is embodied in the magnificently imposing main gate with a breath taking and centrally located fountain. The water features, initiated with the entry way fountain, continue in different forms beyond the archway with cascading waterfalls leading visitors into the oasis like setting of the project’s spectacular landscape. Madinaty Central Park, home to the community center, tea house and associated service buildings, offers an array of specialized gardens ranging from succulent to maize and scent gardens all within sight of the children’s playground and water garden. The gardens are strategically intermixed with lush open greenery and grass dunes all demonstrating the compatibility of planting materials with local environmental conditions. At the other end of the project is the lush greenery of 18-hole golf course with its ponds, bridges and sand dunes, offering a spectacular backdrop for the clusters of exclusive villas surrounding it.

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Abu AlGoud Wildlife Park Location

: Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Client

: Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Development Authority (MDA)

Area : 4285-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture

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: Parks/Recreation. Edutainment/Cultural. Sports

The park is located 22km NW of al-Medina on 45 sq.km. Sites International’s concept design envisions a variety of activities and attractions that harmoniously blend with desert environment to create a uniquely exceptional wildlife park in the Middle East. The park offers camping, botanical gardens, recreation complex, mountain side promenade and an open adventure area for visitors to explore the surrounding plateaus interspersed with valleys and plains of varying heights reaching up to 1000m above sea level. The area’s arid wilderness and open landscape provide a scenic showcase for the rich variety of flora, desert-adapted wildlife and the unique ecosystem.

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Bike Park Location

: Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Emaar Misr for Development

Area : 200-acre Discipline/Services Type

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering. Site Supervision. Project Management : Parks/Recreation. Sports

The bicycle park is the largest, 200 acres,

integrated recreational and sport site for all the

modern park built in Egypt’s recent history and

surrounding new developments.

is the first in Egypt and the Middle East where

The design plan offers a variety of themes for the

biking is the prime outdoor activity. It is located

segmented linear parks ranging from formal to

in al-Mustaqbal City, situated approximately

arid and educational. The bicycle and pedestrian

50 km east of Cairo and in close proximity to

networks, including bridges and tunnels between

several new developments contributing to desert

segments, interweave the parks and plazas to

reclamation and urban expansion.

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just one loop around is close to 8 km. Along

the master plan and landscape design for

the networks are located the tennis courts,

the project. The project held several major

playgrounds, and the amphitheatre. Food outlets

challenges. It is located on a desert plot where

and restaurants are strategically situated within

key community services are located for the

each area with ample shaded seating areas.

nearby city residents including major road

The vast open spaces are adorned with trees,

intersections that partitioned the land into

flowering shrubs, ground covers, and an array of

three areas, a water treatment center, and gas

water features, lakes, water cascades, fountains

lines. The latter called for special attention and

and streams.

treatment to functionalize the design. Sites

Landscape design and the planting strategy is

International, working closely with the client,

sustainability conscious. All planting is local or

developed a fully inclusive vision for the park to

adaptive due to the parks limited water allocation.

dually meet biking conditions but serve as a fully

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site. The park will offer recreational and sporting

used in roadscape and hardscape favor home

elements for year-round active opportunities and

products and local artisans.

the transcended green haven will be a magnet

The client has re-engaged Sites International

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Al-Alamein New City Promenade Location

: Mediterranean Coast, Egypt

Client

: New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA)

Area

: 7 km

Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Site Supervision

Type : Parks/Recreation

Al Alamein New city, one of the fourth generation cities being built in Egypt, is located on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, and is designed to be fully sustainable and functional year around. The promenade is the new city’s coastal waterfront and link to the city’s inner activities. The 7 km promenade, that may reach 14 km later, extends from Marina resort to the new Presidential Palace. It will be the first for providing public access to the seashore previously the private domain of closed tourist villages. The landscape design, for the promenade and the central gardens by the coastal road, is characterized by asymmetry and an informal plan arrangement and massing to create vast opportunities for activities. The promenade plan explores a variety of walking and open space configurations within an architectural design that varies from classic to modern. The networks of paths, for pedestrians and bicycle lovers, coupled with effective vehicular roads and links to parking areas fastened the promenade with its surroundings and capitalized on height elevation differences to maximize sea view accessibility. The design mobility ease between open and closed places allows services to range from large outlets to small stalls. The wide open green spaces with color and shape contrasts, seating corners under tree canopies and trellises, playgrounds, and dedicated shaded picnic areas proliferate for the comfort of residents, visitors and passersby making the promenade a lure of relaxation and activity.

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Allegria Pocket Park Location

: Allegria Residential, Cairo-Alex Road, Egypt

Client

: Six October Development and Investment Company (SODIC)

Area : 5-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture

Type : Parks/Recreation

Allegria is a sophisticated residential compound in 6th October City. Design details for public spaces establish a separate identity for each neighborhood yet blend together within the overall design concept. One of the major attractions in this 5 acre paradise like park is the creation of multiple unique gardens within its parameter, each with its own distinct character. There is the Orchard Garden displaying fruit trees and flowering beds while the Habitat Garden flutters with butterflies and birdhouses and is surrounded by nectar producing plants and gravel bed streams. The major water features of small lakes and fountains are housed within the Formal Garden. Encircling all the gardens are shaded pedestrian walkways leading to the children’s playground. The passive landscape design around and within the gardens provides a variety of seating areas for meditation, relaxation and for social gatherings.

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Roadscape of Sharm El Sheikh Airport Road Location

: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Client

: Coordination Office of UAE Development Projects in Egypt

Area

: 10 km

Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture

Type : Parks/Recreation

The primary road to Sharm El-Sheikh City airport is named El Sheikh Zayed Road. The city is located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, the best known resort in the area and a popular site for international conferences and ministerial meetings. El Sheikh Zayed Road is close to 10 km long serving the area’s finest of private resorts and connecting them to the airport or for further northern travel to Nabq Managed Resource Protected Area, home to mangroves, sand dunes and wild animal life. Sites International charge is to develop the landscape concept design. Area analysis confirmed a windy, concrete and tarmac-clad environment. The road was completely fragmented constituting a gigantic surface area essentially untreated. A unifying theme of United Arab Emirates (UAE) culture intertwined with nature was selected as the welcoming mantra for travelers. It relied on supporting displays of nature and culture, each with its own unique kinds of plantations, landmark sculptures, and water jets fountains to produce eye-catching roadscape scenery. Planting palettes selections affirm their suitability to airport environment, the right tree to withstand harsh airport conditions and is inhospitable to bird populations, preserve open visual corridors for people to enjoy takeoff and landing, show splashes of color within wide green spaces, and provide open areas where people could escape the busy terminal to sit down and relax within the greenery. The landscape concept design introduced travelers to a strong first impression, a clear sense of arrival to the culture and nature of UAE.

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Al Burouj Central Park Location

: Al Burouj City, Cairo Ismalia Roadway, Egypt

Client

: Capital Group Properties (CGP)

Area : 70-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture

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: Parks/Recreation. Residential/New Communities

The 70 acres central park is designed to extend through neighborhoods main axis to offer a diversity of smaller themed parks set around various recreational activities where softscape, accented with furniture vocabularies and lighting, identify locations. These inner parks design offers an array of options, aqua phonic and herbal gardens, aromatic orchard of fruit trees, and a vegetable growing plot for residents to cultivate. For the active oriented residents and their families the selection presents an edutainment and adventure parks, bicycle and walk trails, and a children’s camping area. A spectacular wind mill adorns a central location for participants and residents delight. A canopy of palms surrounded by colorful botanical species are at the waterways where visitors enjoy the lake’s cooling breeze whereas green open lawns encourage residential interactions and chances for reflection and immersion with the landscape. The new community is a manifestation of a healthy life style where urban living is in touch with nature and health promoting sport activities.

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Quaiq River (Linear River Bed Park) Location : Aleppo, Syria Client Discipline/Services

: Aga Khan Trust for Culture - Historical Cities Programme Aga Khan Cultural Services, Syria : Urban Design. Landscape Architecture

Type : Parks/Recreation.

The ancient river bed was a part of reforming the heart of Aleppo city in Syria. This is the first stage of an overall Master Plan for restoring Quaiq River / Open Space Network. Sites international Responsibilities include Urban Design and City-wide Open Space Network studies, Historical and Geotechnical Studies and Analysis, and Landscape Design.

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Al-Fardous Park Location

: Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Governorate of Cairo

Area : 4-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Architecture. Landscape Architecture. Engineering

Type : Parks/Recreation

Al-Fardos Park is part of the Governorate of Cairo greening efforts for the heavily populated capital. Sites International consulted on Architecture, Engineering, Master Planning as well as Landscape Architecture for this centrally located park where are disciplines harmonized to create a haven for relaxation and social gatherings.

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Al-Seka Al-Beda Park Location

: Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Governorate of Cairo

Area : 10-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Architecture. Landscape Architecture. Engineering

Type : Parks/Recreation

When the Governorate of Cairo embarked on a major greening effort for the capital, Sites International was asked to lead several of their projects. Al Seka al-Beda Park is one of the endeavors located in a heavily congested urban community. The 10-acre park features a children’s playground, service areas, strategically-located pergolas surrounded by colorful groundcovers, major promenades and water features connecting various areas of the park. The centrally located sun dial is the focal point for the park. All walkways radiate from it and all plazas and common spaces revolve around it. Selected for its aesthetic, historical, and educational value, the sun dial also acts as a major water feature attraction. Other highlights include a historical brick smoke stack, which was integrated into the park design, and custom-designed carved stone furniture that serve as art displays where visitors can enjoy a quiet meal or a moment of relaxation.

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J.W. Marriott Hotel Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Mirage Hotels Corporation

Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering.

Site Supervision. Project Management

Type : Hotels/Resorts

The J.W. Marriott Hotel is the central attraction of the Mirage City and Golf Course Project. Sites International designed the master plan, landscape architecture, architecture and engineering and took on site supervision and project management for all of Mirage City, including the JW Marriott Hotel. The hotel features more than 430 rooms and suites, a grand presidential suite, five-star restaurants, function halls, a 1500-person extravagant ballroom and elaborate water fea-tures. The hotel’s design was conceived and structured through careful integration of the building mass within the site topography. The hotel’s uniquely curved and stepped design and transpar-ent facades provide rooms and public spaces with extensive, unobstructed views of the golf course and Mirage City, while softening the physical presence of the hotel itself within the sur-rounding landscape. Sunken cabanas, pools and tennis courts serve as outdoor recreational venues.

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J.W. Marriott Golf Clubhouse Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Mirage Hotels Corporation

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: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering.

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Type : Hotels/Resorts

Mirage City’s Golf Clubhouse is intentionally positioned on the highest point in the development. Sites International was especially keen in the architecture, landscape architecture and planning of the Clubhouse to integrate the building with the surrounding site. Its strategic location and open-concept interior spaces provide panoramic views of rolling land-scapes, lawns, palm trees, flowering shrubs and large lakes. The upper and lower levels include retail shops, service areas, and management offices. The 500-plus capacity ter-race accommodates golf tournament spectators and other functions.

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Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Location : Aswan, Egypt Client

: The Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Hotels (EGOTH)

Area : 15-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

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: Hotels/Resorts. Historical

The Cataract Aswan Hotel is one of the finest and most famous historical and luxury hotels, built in the late 19th century atop a granite hill at the Nile River edge in Aswan, Egypt. As part of the major hotel renovation plan of the Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Hotels (EGOTH), Sites International was entrusted with the master plan and landscape architecture design. Given the splendor of the site and its breathtaking location, the design reflected elements of the interior and exterior architecture in the courtyards, terraces and gardens, sensitive to the natural, built and historical context.

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Mena House Hotel Location

: Giza, Egypt

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: The Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Hotels (EGOTH)

Area : 40-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Site Supervision

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: Hotels/Resorts. Historical

The Mena House Oberoi Hotel is set in a 40-acre site in the shadow of the Pyramids of Giza. Set against the backdrop of ancient history and playing host to numerous royalties, heads of state, and celebrities, the hotel features wide open spaces, gardens and plazas covering approximately 30 acres. The Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Ho-tels (EGOTH) asked Sites International to spearhead master planning and landscape ar-chitecture design for the site. Sites International was keen to preserve the hotel’s historic premise, which featured royal palms, while harmoniously incorporating new amenities and features. Landscape features include sophisticated geometric pavements, pools, water-falls, fountains and secondary walkways with secluded sitting areas. Sites Interna-tional’s site supervision team played a key role during construction.

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Makadi Bay Golf Course Location

: Red Sea, Egypt

Client

: TRAVCO Engineering and Construction

Area : 450-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

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: Hotels/Resorts. Sports. Residential/New Communities.

The 450-acre seaside resort of Makadi Bay provided Sites International with the opportunity to blend architecture, landscape architecture, and engineering in one setting. Makadi boasts an 18-hole international golf course, golf clubhouse, luxury hotel, a variety of sporting activities and over 300 villas situated around the golf course and lagoons. The city is connected by an internal road network and a ribbon of small parks and tree-lined promenades. The development offers a vibrant and stylish setting in which people can live, shop, eat, work and play within a lush urban oasis on the Red Sea shoreline.

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Jamaran Villas Sahl Hasheesh Resort Location

: Red Sea, Egypt

Client

: Egyptian Resorts Company (ERC)

Area : 75-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

Type : Hotels/Resorts.

The project is an exclusive enclave of 181 seaside villas along the coast of Sahl Hasheesh within driving distance to the center of Hurghada city. The landform of the project rises from the sea edge with varying gradients, reaching 18 meters elevation giving the site breathtaking views towards the Red Sea and Sahl Hasheesh Bay. The landscape design, for community’s open spaces and the beach front walkway of 1.3 km, draw on native landscape to sensitively blend the project with its surrounding environment ensuring its sustainability and merging all services, sports, food outlets, playgrounds, and clubhouse, within the overall high level of the community’s landscape aesthetics. A network of parks, with water features, is spread throughout the neighborhood serving as gathering points for residential activities. The planting design features a mix of coastal plant communities, primarily Mediterranean and Red Sea character, highlighting a variety of lush and colorful flora which needs little to no irrigation and pesticides. The hardscape, with its contrasting and geometrical designs, richly complements and uniquely identifies each location. The entire project becomes the fulfillment of comfort and a well designed visual harmony.

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Al-Galala Resort Location

: Suez Governorate, Al-Galala City, Egypt

Client

: Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces

Area : 38-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering. Site Supervision. Project Management

Type : Hotels/Resorts

Al-Galala Resort, a distinct tourist village, is located on the mountain promenade of the majestic city of AlGalala at an altitude of about 700 meters from the sea level. Sites International designed Al-Galala resort as a self sustained distinctive tourist village in absolute unison with its asymmetrical surroundings and offering over 80% of its residents magnificent panoramic views of the Gulf of Suez. The village design was inclusive, from initial preliminary design study to design documents and site supervision including complete infrastructure planning. The resort hosts a hotel with 210 rooms and suites, 360 chalets, 52 townhouses, health club, specialized restaurants at premium locations, several swimming pools, children’s playground, and sport areas set within interconnected network of roads and walkways with ample parking spaces and with direct links to the promenade. The vast desert linear lines and the plateau’s stepped terraces were the design inspiration. An elegant structure facing the Gulf is the hotel spread linearly over two terraces with buildings’ roofs and terrace flat tops used for gardens and pools while waterfalls tie the plateau’s progressions. The rest of the resort, chalets and townhouses, possess vantage points of sea views, green terraces, oasis enclaves, or pure desert environment. The resort design lives cohesively with its natural environment with every line mimicking the angles of the desert landscape and colors as well as Gulf of Suez blue tones. A true simplicity in nature and design, letting the desert landscape take the helm.

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Nabq Touristic Center Location

: Sinai, Egypt

Client

: Ministry of Tourism

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: Tourism Development Authority

Area : 2700-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning

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: Hotels/Resorts. Residential/New Communities

The Ministry of Tourism invited Sites International to prepare a master plan for a 2700-acre major touristic center adjacent to the Nabq Conservation, located on the eastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Nabq represents the Gulf of Aqaba’s largest coastal conservation and is a touristic magnet, with 600 km2 of protected virgin landscape sheltering a variety of ecosystems. The diverse landscape features deserts, mountains and valleys. The Tourist Center will be developed over two decades in four phases. The master plan hosts a variety of hotels, chalets, apartment units, retail and recreational facilities, and services to attract investors across the socioeconomic spectrum. Residential accommodations for the on-site labor force were also incorporated in the plan. The master plan made use of the natural plateau of the landscape, keeping buildings inland in order to maximize panoramic views and access to the Gulf of Aqaba and the two islands of Teran and Sanafeer. Streetscapes, plazas, ample green spaces and shaded trails are located throughout the site. When the project is completed, over 25,000 hotel rooms will be available in addition to chalets and apartment units.

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Five-Star Hotel Sharm el-Sheikh Location

: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Client

: Allied Arab Investment and Development Co.

Area : 29-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

Architecture. Engineering. Type : Hotels/Resorts

The project is located in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, a jewel city at the Southern part of the Sinai Peninsula on the Red Sea, a tourist and international conference site location. The project includes 650 guestroom hotel, public areas, retail, and entertainment features. Sites International was charged with converting plans developed for a combination of hotel and residential area to forging a design for a uniquely distinct hotel set apart from other hospitality options in the area. The hotel is set within a beautiful array of open greenery and vast water features on 29 acres. The landscape design is modern with a mixture of Andalusian inspirations to sensitively blend the site with its surroundings. Retail venues, services and entertainment are clustered in plazas to generate a small knit community feel. The architectural vision, where buildings are distributed in small clusters, is to fashion intimacy and privacy for residents. The landscape design varies by area ranging from an entry way featuring a high jet fountain surrounded with colorful ground covers between rows of wide canopy palms, an Andalusian garden displaying a chaddar and colorful climbers set midst linear channels, to an artificial beach with sloped green areas. Hardscape’s unique colors and geometrical designs distinguish and complement each area’s theme. The site successfully created a charming and cozy setting while incorporating amenities of the finest hotels.

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Renovation of Cairo Marriott Hotel Location

: Cairo, Egypt

Client

: The Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Hotels (EGOTH)

Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture

Type : Hotels/Resorts

The Marriott Hotel is located on an island in the heart of downtown Cairo by the river Nile and within walking distance to many of the city’s main historical attractions. Marriott Hotel is surrounded by six acres of lush gardens and is home to a historic neoclassical style palace built in 1869 as a guest residence for the Suez Canal inauguration celebrations. It played host to many European monarchs most notable is Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III. Since it transitioned into a hotel and with numerous expansions witnessed over time, the cohesiveness, centrality and beauty of its major assets were overshadowed. Sites International lead the effort to enhance and restore the glamour of the open spaces around it to augment its architectural assets and spotlight the splendor and royal sense of this historical site. The landscape design, from concept to construction document, aimed to conserve and enhance all the architectural and landscape assets, including preserving historical fountains, specimen trees, plants and arcades, upgrading outlets that will privilege the glamour of the place, advancing space quality through open views to outstanding features, providing refined pavement materials and detailing, and using lighting fixtures to match the architectural theme. These improvements were furthered by developing nice manicured green buffers around the hotel and blending all landscape elements with the architecture characteristics that include both the modern and neoclassical style.

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Dead Sea Hotel Resort Complex Location

: Dead Sea, Jordan

Client

: Arabian Sharm Investment Company (ASI)

Area : 13-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

Type : Hotels/Resorts

The Dead Sea Hotel Resort Complex is nestled amongst lush gardens on a unique location, unlike any other, 400 meters below sea level. The Kingdom of Jordan has been focusing on a balanced approach towards development and preservation in order to capitalize on increased tourism and to provide improvements to local existing communities. This project is one of many the country has encouraged and expounded in the area. Sites International was engaged for landscape design, from concept to construction documents, and most importantly to coordinate works with other disciplines including architecture, structure, infrastructure, and water features. The design successfully managed the surrounding challenging topography through conscious grading and terracing in order to accommodate and facilitate accessibility recreational

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The American University in Cairo Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: American University in Cairo (AUC)

Area : 260-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Site Supervision/Project Management

Type : Education

Sites International, working closely with multiple architectural firms, developed a master plan and landscape design for the 260-acre New Cairo campus of this notable and historic university. Sites International played a key role in technical site coordination / site supervision. The design vision for the site is a tightly-knit learning environment that encompasses indoor and outdoor spaces. The central spine serves as the backbone of the campus, while geometrically-configured architectural features in the form of gateways, plazas and courtyards, subtly introduce new spaces along the course of the spine. Sustainability was central to all facets of the project. Every landscape decision was made with a limited irrigation water budget in mind. Sites International created a catalogue of planting material used in their design for future use by the community and in the classroom. The landscape as a whole is an environmental showcase for the best of things Egyptian in an institution that uniquely brings together what is American and Egyptian.

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Egypt–Japan University of Science and Technology Location

: Bor El–Arab, Alexandria, Egypt

Client

: Isozaki, Aoki & Associates

Area : 200-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

Type : Education

Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology campus (E-JUST) is a governmental Egyptian university built in partnership with Japan in New Borg El-Arab City in Alexandria for postgraduate and undergraduate programs. The university, located approximately 53 km south-west of Alexandria on 200 acres, leverages the potentials of key institutional anchors and population growth within the district. Notable anchors are the Alexandria University and Bibliotheca Alexandria expansions, the new City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications Institute, housing for half a million new inhabitants, an international airport, and a rapid metro system linking the area to Alexandria. EJUST campus design aims to generate an environment that will induce interaction, built-in flexibility, and foster knowledge generation and innovation while reflecting Egyptian and Japanese cultural values and identities. Sites International collaborated with ArataIsozaki and Associates Co. to develop a green and sustainable campus landscape design with emphasis on water conservation, use of native plant materials and innovative spaces for active and passive recreation. Design features include ponds of aquatic plants used to cool outdoor gardens, innovative lighting for motion sensing, color programming, communication and energy conservation.

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New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Location

: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Client

: New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

Area : 38-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture

Type : Education

NYUAD is a comprehensive liberal arts campus in Abu Dhabi. Sites International prepared the landscape master plan and design guidelines with the intent of creating an oasis-like haven for students and staff. The highly urbanized campus and extensive land coverage by buildings posed a real landscape design challenge. Almost all landscaping is built on roofs, including parking garages, academic buildings and student / staff housing. Extensive studies were conducted to respond to the extremely hot-humid climate of Abu Dhabi. Native and adaptive plant species were selected. Hardscape materials with minimum heat gain were specified. The design provides sheltered and shaded areas for students’ outdoor use. Roof gardens play both an aesthetic role and minimize heat gain through the roofs of buildings.

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Newgiza University Location

: Km 22 Cairo Alex Road, Cairo, Egypt

Client

: New Giza Real Estate Development Co.

Area : 40-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Site Supervision/Project Management

Type : Education

The New Giza University is located at Cairo-Alexandria roadway in New Giza, one of Cairo’s new satellite cities in the City of 6th October. The new city includes a variety of residential buildings, a resort hotel, hospital, and dense cultural, leisure, office and shopping facilities for local residents and visitors alike. The University was conceived as part of the national trend to promote green practices and produce a sustainable fully viable learning environment, rigorous and rich with opportunities for reflection, discussion and mediation. The revised master plan and landscape for the first phase proposes a series of quads, courtyards, plazas, and tree lined promenades that provide a strong pedestrian framework to the campus while introducing a more sustainable landscape palette. The design capitalizes on the dramatic landform of the former quarry site to create distinct character for each campus area. The amphitheatre is built on a high ridge while the VIP entrance, on leveled area, is defined by parallel double rows of palm trees along a linear water feature starting with a water jet and ending in a fountain surrounded by large flowering trees. Student main entrance is rich with shading trees along the playing fields whereas the pedestrian paths across campus celebrate connectivity and serendipitous interactions. The design plan establishes a firm and adaptable attitude to sustainability to support resiliency for years to come. Sites International will be managing the university campus site supervision to ensure the designs turn to reality.

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International Islamic University Malaysia (IIU) Location : Malaysia Client

: International Islamic University Malaysia

Area : 700-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture

Type : Education

The Islamic International University Malaysia is a public university in Malaysia with campuses in Gombak, Selangor, Petaling Jaya/Nilai and Kuantan, Pahang. Gombak houses the 700-acre main campus. Sites International acted as a special international consultant and advisor to the University for master planning and landscape architecture design. Responsibilities included preparation of an overall campus master plan concept, master plan development, review and recommendations on detailed landscape design of academic facilities, student and staff housing, and, athletic complexes.

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German School in Mivida Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Engineering House of Expertise (EGEC)

Area : 5-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture

Type : Education

The German School is located in Mivida, a new development in New Cairo built on a 3.5 million m2 close to the American University New Campus. The project contains single and multiple-family residential units of various standards, healthcare facilities, hotels and other supporting services. The School aims to be one of the best high quality education areas for New and Greater Cairo and is expected to serve K1 to K12 grade students within sustainable landscape environment. Sites International commissioned for landscape, works closely with other international consulting firms to expand and realize the original landscape vision for all open spaces ranging from the main entrance, plazas, and courtyards to recreation facilities and parking lots. The landscape design, complemented with paving layouts, aims to create a unique identity for each area that is welcoming for students. Playgrounds and courtyards design blends with the architectural design that wraps around them to provide an extension to classroom and group learning. To meet landscape sustainability requirement, the planting design strategy uses a combination of native and native adaptive plants, mass planting around building edges and architecture features, and plant soil enhanced with a water retention product to further reduce water consumption to the minimum.

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Mirage City and Golf Course Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Sakkara Tourism Investment

Area : 300-acre Discipline/Services Type

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering. Site Supervision. Project Management. : Residential/New Communities. Parks/Recreation. Sports.

Mirage City is a true illustration of the firm’s multi-disciplinary approach to design, where master planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and engineering blend meaningfully, producing functional and visual harmony. In addition to full design, Sites International undertook site supervision and project management responsibilities. This 300-acre development includes an 18-hole international golf course, a 430-room J.W. Marriott Hotel, a luxurious J.W. Marriott Golf Clubhouse, more than 150 large prestigious villas with full view of the golf course and a beautiful residential village of 50 villas on a hill-top. As envisioned by the owner and Sites International, the project has become an active, diverse, and energized community integral to New Cairo’s metropolitan center.

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Mirage City Residential Community Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

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: Sakkara Tourism Investment

Area : 300-acre Discipline/Services Type

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering. Site Supervision. Project Management. : Residential/New Communities.

Mirage City is located in New Cairo, near Heliopolis, and is a diverse and energized community. Sites International designed this exclusive residential community site plan, architecture, and landscape architecture and undertook site supervision and project management. The community’s 50 villas are clustered around open spaces with palm trees, lakes, waterfalls, brooks, and cobblestone paths and driveways. Each and every villa is designed to bypass any back to back building arrangement, to ensure residents complete privacy and serenity.

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Uptown Cairo Location

: Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt

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: Emaar Misr for Development

Area : 1,200-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Site Supervision.

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: Residences/New Communities.

Uptown Cairo is an exclusive 4 million m2 mixed use development located on the foot hills of Mukkattam overlooking the sprawling metropolis of Cairo. Sites International responsibilities were varied. The services included the phased detailed plan-ning of Uptown Cairo, full landscape design of the main arrival entrance, roads within the project, and the Sales Center grounds. Most spectacular was the landscape and streetscape design of ‘Street of Dreams’ where model villas are displayed. Sites International unique experience is self evident in the development of tender documents for various residential villages, each with its own unique design, and most importantly in the site supervision of this highly complex project by technically coordinating multiple contractors and design disciplines to achieve a fully inte-grated community that provides its residents with all their potential needs within a peaceful and protected environment from the surrounding urban presence.

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Cairo Festival City Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Al Futtaim Group Real Estate

Area : 900-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Site Supervision.

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: Residences/New Communities. Commercial/Mixeduse. Parks/Recreation.

Cairo Festival City (CFC) is a 3 million m2 premier, mixed-use development that brings together retail, dining, entertainment, hotels, luxury villas, apartment build-ings, offices, schools and an automotive park in one selfcontained city. Sites International updated the master plan, prepared the detailed planning and landscape archi-tecture for the entire site and was responsible for supervision/project management. CFC’s net-work of formal and informal vehicular and pedestrian pathways weave through the site, linking the residential and business districts, intimate parks, public squares and the retail district. Oriana is the prime residential district in Cairo Festival City. Sites International designed different neigh-borhoods reflecting Spanish, French and Italian themes. On completion, Oriana will accommo-date around 13,000 residents.

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Marassi Sidi Abdel Rahman Resort Community Location

: Mediterranean North Coast, Egypt

Client

: Emaar Misr for Development

Area : 1,544-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

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Marassi is located along the Mediterranean North Coast of El Alamein and overlooks the turquoise waters of Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay, one of the most beautiful bays on the North Coast. The project aims to develop a world–class, multi–season resort community targeted towards national and international clientele and built in the architectural styles of the Mediterranean against a backdrop of pristine beaches, lush greenery and meandering waterways and lagoons. Sites International provided detailed landscape architecture design and master planning with sustainability in mind. Methods used include rain-water capture and its on-site use, heavy employment of native species, and low–toxicity maintenance. This was cemented by a newly revised overall irrigation and fertilization system for the resort as well as for the Golf course. The development is pedestrian oriented and is comprised of building clusters that create distinct regions or villages. Sites International work scope covered detailed landscape architecture for the villages with great attention given to the finer details of each to enhance the character of outdoor living and amplify the style difference between them. Village landscape design amplifies its relationship to Mediterranean Sea and to the villages’ own parks, plazas, and lagoon walkways. The design plan includes transitional levels and spaces, a rich network of alleyways, pools, and playgrounds. Most spectacular is the major lagoon’s 3 km long promenade that is part of an intricate network of waterways serving the residential areas. The network includes various edge treatments for watercraft stops, access to adjacent areas, and swimming locations. The promenade has pedestrian and bike paths traveling the entire length with special paving accentuating transitional areas and with strategically placed screening treatments to maximize water views while protecting adjacent villas privacy. Recently Sites International was contracted to update the primary Golf course irrigation system to amplify water conservation and better serve the site. Marassi, upon completion, will be a stunning blend of natural beauty with spectacular landscape architecture design set in a luxurious living environment.

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Hyde Park Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Hyde Park Properties for Development

Area : 440-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture. Site Supervision

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: Residences/New Communities.

Garden Heights is a self sufficient, mixed use residential development located in New Cairo, situated at 350 meters above sea level. It contains a vast spectrum of residential, retail, medical, and recreational facilities. Garden Heights is the most prominent parcel in the Hyde Park residential plan. It spreads across approximately 700 acres of which 440 are for roadscape and open spaces that lavishly connect and surround all project zones. Sites International developed the landscape design, from the concept stage to construction document, for all common areas and spaces. The design provides a fully functional project that demonstrates compatibility of planting materials with local environmental conditions, promotes water conservation and low-toxicity maintenance while preserving a well linked system to enclose all facets of the project with ample greenery highlighted with reflective pools, calming lighting and beautiful retaining walls. Sites international coordinated all other design specialties to ensure synchronization of details, systems requirements and installations. Residential areas offer unique architectural designs portraying, for instance, the elegance of 1920’s Parisian Concorde. The Landscape design captured the spirit and elegance of the era in their selection of walkways, flowering shrubs, signage and water features. Each and every residential lot has direct access to open green areas bypassing any back to back village building arrangement. All residential areas have extended views of the Central Park. Located on the highest elevation of the project, Central Park’s design concept is organized along two main pedestrian spines ending in two landmark commercial buildings at both ends. Visitors walking the palm shaded pedestrian spines, experience a variety of open spaces, topographic features, lakes, pools and shaded green areas. It is a major attraction for residents and visitors alike.

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Mivida Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Emaar Misr for Development

Area : 890-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Site Supervision.

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MIVIDA is a mixed-use urban district located in New Cairo at the eastern edge of the capital where the Egyptian government is extending the urban fabric from the Nile Valley to the dessert areas.

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Trees and shrubs are used extensively. Over 40,000 trees were planted providing close to 1 million square

ecological needs by protecting water resources, harvesting treated water for landscape irrigation and using drought tolerant plants, protecting water quality, and minimizing power usage, light pollution and heat effect. The project capitalizes on the demand for adequate open space and greenery. Beautiful gardens spread throughout the site with hiking trails intertwined with water features, flowering shrubs, and cobble stone paths.

meters of shade and can easily offset close to 1 million pounds of carbon annually. The landscape design embodies a way of thinking which is synonymous with quality and consciousness for sustainability. Linear parks, called Wadis, connect the four districts. The Wadis also act as swales for storm water runoff, detention, and filtering. Neighborhood parks, located at the entry, provide a variety of activities within a short walk of every resident. Each of the parks takes on the individual character of its surrounding.

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The 33 acre Central Park is at the intersection of the four districts and serves as the focal point for activity. It contains a major lake, manicured gardens and lush foliage, walking trails, pedestrian bridges, sport activities, restaurants and retail shops, making it a haven for relaxation.

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Galala City Location

: Suez Governorate, Egypt

Client

: Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces

Area : 2,050-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture.

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: Residences/New Communities.

The new City of Galala will be located on the highest mount plateau in the Red Sea area between Ain Sokhna and Zafarana. The plateau sits over 650 meters above sea level at its highest elevation. The new city is one of the government’s national efforts to develop the vast and empty eastern desert to solve Cairo’s population congestion and create work and living opportunities for the youth as well as generating investment opportunities. City of Galala, located on 17000 acres on top of the highest mount plateau in the area across the Gulf of Suez, centers on a balanced approach towards development and preservation of the surrounding pristine environment. The master plan, including detailed master planning, focus on developing a sustainable, dynamic, mixed use area based on a framework of land use, public land transportation and road systems recently constructed by the governorate, and public spaces that integrates the existing ecological conditions. The first phase released, out of three, covers an area of 2050 acres consisting of various activities. It includes residential areas with the most desired moderately price units, commercial, touristic villages, cultural, medical, educational, and religious. All these entities are directly connected to the project’s public arena where the development’s major mosque, positioned at the project’s highest point, and convention center are located. Site International is responsible for the entire internal infrastructure including sewage and irrigation treatment plants, identifying locations for massive size water tanks, and preparations for the use of solar lighting in public spaces. Most breathtaking will be the design for the 6 kilometer walkway by the edge of the plateau, with a steep drop of 200 meters. The promenade will host visitors’ vantage points of the Gulf, a bike track, a collection of café’s, restaurants, pedestrian paths, and shaded seating areas in addition to creating captivating vistas for the surrounding residential and tourist villages. A cable cart is planned to take advantage of the steep elevation and panoramic views and to create a quick access between the city and shore line communities. All will be set in an atmosphere of sand, sun and fun. Architectural design will follow the character consistent with the distinctive coastal mountain nature, building materials will be from the Red Sea area quarries, and landscape planting will be true to the sustainable environment by using indigenous and semi indigenous palettes of plants, trees, and ground cover using treated waters and an efficient water conservation irrigation system to ensure the protection of the surrounding environment with the minimal of changes.

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New Aswan City Location : Aswan, Egypt Client

: New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA)

Area : 1,050-acre Discipline/Services Type

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering. Site Supervision. : Residences/New Communities. Parks/Recreation.

The new city is located on the west bank of the River Nile, 12 km from Aswan city, and is expected to offer social housing for potentially 1 million resident in the coming years. Sites International designed the master plan for a tourist ribbon along the Nile, a pioneering residential and commercial community including healthcare, business, retail, hospitality, cultural facilities and 138 acres Nile Park, a first for Aswan. The design focus is adaptability and sustainability within the surrounding environment as befitting this historic and cultural location. Sites International developed design to construction plans for the project’s initial phase, 183 acres, containing 150 villas, hotel, landmark shopping mall, cinema complex, playgrounds, with the distinct Nile park allocated 20 acres at this stage. Running parallel to the residential area and around the shopping mall is the promenade with comfortable pedestrian amenities and ample shading. The site possesses breath-taking views of green farmlands contrasted with amber desert and granite rocks while the spectacular Nile can be seen from elevations reaching 20 meters at the residential and commercial areas. The Nile Park, a planting sustainability model, is a first in Aswan governorate in terms of size, 138 acres with a 6 km length, marked beauty that offers a Marina as the city’s primary gateway, and unhindered public river access for local residents. The landscape environmental design strategy contrasts the area’s natural sand elements with conscious greenery. A safeguarded desert region sits between two flanks of green havens, the residential area above and the Nile Park below. The inland desert is home to historic natural stone boulders engraved with ancient Pharaonic scripts. Networks of pedestrian walkways and bicycle trails interconnect the two sides crossing the resident desert dotted with spots of shade. The project houses Sir Magdy Yacoub medical complex, a milestone of free healthcare for low-income citizens, and sponsors other charitable endeavors. The cultural facilities, located by the Nile, include a museum, open air theatre and samples of Nubian style tourist villages servicing both local residents and tourist alike. The boulevard, at the northern border of the development, hosts pedestrian walkways, bike trails and playgrounds. Most significantly a new tram service will connect the project’s east to west areas to enhance visitor’s traffic, expand retail and housing investment opportunities, and create new work opportunities for local residents. Authenticity is a driving force behind Sites International approach to design generating a perfect union between the new built milieu and this historic city’s culture, heritage and environment.

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Newgiza Residential and Golf Course Location

: Cairo-Alex Road, Egypt

Client

: New Giza Real Estate Development Co.

Area : 1,500-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture. Site Supervision.

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: Residences/New Communities.

NEWGIZA, with an impressive vistas of the Pyramids of Giza and the city beyond, is a pioneering integrated residential and commercial community featuring state-of-the art educational, sporting, healthcare, business, and entertainment facilities. Sites International is the Landscape Architectural firm for several segments of the residential area,1500 acres, that include district one neighborhood, golf course water features, buffer zone between golf course and residential districts, and the development’s primary park. Each residential district has its own unique identity with district one enjoying a contemporary design that captures the best and most popular of current trends. The project site spreads over three land elevations with spectacular view options of the Pyramids, lake, golf course, or the 9 acre primary park situated in the center of district one. Area residents, and visitors alike, benefit from a network of public greenways, comfortable pedestrian amenities, walking trails, and open spaces with dramatic palettes of plantings all within a landscape plan that establishes an adaptable attitude to sustainability. The impressive 18 hole golf course is the center piece for all the surrounding communities with its majestic water features and large lake. The open space of over 40 acres encompassing the golf course, offers a landscape design sensitive to the surrounding nine neighborhood distinct identities with its captivating shading options and rolling green hills supplementing the area’s overall splendor. Site International manages, as well, site supervision for district one and two of the development.

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Sarai Location

: Cairo-Suez Roadway, Egypt

Client

: Madinet Nasr for Housing and Development

Area : 1,312-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

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: Residences/New Communities.

This mixed use project enjoys a strategic location, corner of Cairo-Suez Road and a newly constructed alAmal Road leading to the new administrative capital. The development aims to create a well-integrated and harmonious urban environment offering diverse types of residential units, up to 36,000, with a vast spectrum of retail, education, medical, sports, entertainment and religious facilities. Sites International was targeted to work on several zones of the project. For the development at large, the task is to design a modified land use master plan to turn the land loss due to building new roads to an advantage while preserving the original intent of less than 30% foot print. The plan capitalized on the newly created road intersections and developed prime commercial areas along the two axis, al-Amal and Cairo-Suez Roads. For the Sales Center the charge is to prepare concept architectural design for an iconic landmark building to generate traffic and increase sale potentials. The residential area called for landscape master planning, from concept to detail, obtaining the ministerial decree from the New Urban Community Authority (NUCA), and coordinating all other disciplines for the assigned parcels that represent 25% of the total residential area to date. The design challenge was how to incorporate an innovative dwelling design, the “S” villa buildings. Each villa building holds two vertical units each with its own private street entrance. The first villa entrance is set at zero level while the second unit’s private entrance is set at 5 meters elevation but at the rear street, economy in space with privacy and exclusivity. The community’s landscape design is exemplar in accommodating the architectural distinctiveness while merging contemporary style with regional identity. At the heart of each parcel is a generously scaled urban park with a different theme or feel assigned to each one. The crisp and clean design incorporates local and indigenous materials to provide green open spaces for residents and visitors alike. The central axis integrates various elements of hardscape, softscape and water features, whereas the green axis weaves through the neighborhoods to blend together the different spaces and providing a softened backdrop for various event spaces. The project is a fulfillment of luxury and a well designed visual synchronization.

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Pyramids Heights Residence Location

: Cairo-Alex Road, Egypt

Client

: Samcrete Development

Area : 95-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

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: Residences/New Communities.

Pyramids Heights Residences is a fully integrated community located in West Cairo at an average altitude of over 100 meters above sea level with easy access to the city through the Mehwar and the Ring Road and is in close proximity to suburban centers of Sheikh Zayed and 6th of October. Sites International consulted to revise the area’s master plan and design landscape architecture for the entire residential community. Primary design elements center on creating privilege scenic view options, sweeping green spaces, and residential privacy. The landscape design provides each cluster, or neighborhood, a central pocket park with a distinct theme while linear parks between building rows generate residential shelter and privacy. Each neighborhood enjoys unusual views to pavilions, parks, swimming pools, a mountainous side park, or a desert plateau enhanced by the elevation differences of the compound. The elegantly designed residential area entrance links it directly to Pyramid Heights Office Park, offering businesses a secure place away from city crowds. The pedestrian walkways and cycling paths unite the community and intersect with the meandering linear parks that weave through the entire development, blending together the different spaces and water features to bestow a softened backdrop. Residents enjoy this elevated compound for its open air lifestyle, luxurious seclusion and scenic views.

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Grand Heights Location : 6th October City, Egypt Client

: Kuwait Wadi El Nile Urban Development (KUWADICO)

Area : 1000-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Site Supervision.

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: Residences/New Communities.

Grand Heights is located in 6th October City on approximately 1000 acres. This life style project with a variety of housing types comprises a vast spectrum of retail, education, medical, sports and religious facilities. Sites International reviewed the master plan and prepared the landscape design, including construction documents, for all open spaces and conducted coordination of the plot subdivision with infrastructure networks, roads, levels, and fence design to achieve complete harmony and realize the functional and aesthetical goals of the master plan. Grand Heights was envisioned to create a unique way of living by combining comfort, convenience and luxury within driving distance of the heart of Cairo while insulated from the capital’s congestion. Sites International’s landscape master plan fulfills that vision, delineating the different housing types with abundant green spaces, streetscapes, terraces and courtyards with innovative water conservation strategies implemented throughout. The spaces afford residents, visitors, and office building employees a pleasurable outdoor experience in all seasons.

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Ashgar City Residential Location : 6th October City, Egypt Client

: Orascom Housing and Establishment

Developer

: IGI Real Estate

Area : 500-acre Discipline/Services Type

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering. Site Supervision. Project Management : Residences/New Communities.

Ashgar City is an exclusive fully sufficient residential compound that provides a sustainable model of growth. It offers a superb response to the Egyptian government’s strategy towards providing needed housing for the middle-income category, contributing to the redistribution of inhabitants from the narrow strip of the Nile valley and extending the urban spine to the desert and remote areas. Ashgar City is located in 6th of October City on a 500 acre property within view of the Great Pyramids of Giza and is expected to offer over 14,000 apartment units upon completion. Sites International is currently working on the first phase of the project on 148 acres with responsibility for architecture, landscape architecture, engineering design, site supervision in addition to all roads and infrastructural networks. This phase includes 4,300 residential units from 80 to140 m2 area, commercial and administrative buildings, schools, hospital, sports club and all service buildings and outdoor spaces to serve the compound needs and activities. Ashgar City offers its residents a close-knit community set in a noise and pollution free environment where pedestrian walkways closely bind the varied building clusters that access open green spaces for relaxation and leisurely enjoyment.

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City Gate Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Bawabet Al Sharq New Cairo for Real Estate Investment

Developer

: Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co.

Area : 240-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture. Architecture.

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: Residences/New Communities.

City Gate is a mixed use community of approximately 8.5 million m2 located about 40 kilometers east of downtown Cairo along the eastern boundary of New Cairo City. Sites International is commissioned to design the landscape, from concept to tender documents, for two primary villa districts, one apartment buildings cluster, and the Civic Park all released in the first phase of the development. The difficult site topography of the first two districts required major landscape design modifications, with particular attention to specialty designs as site enabling and setting out packages as well as security systems, to enhance dramatically the number of villas with access views of the golf course and the Civic Park. The Civic Park features a large water pond located within gardens and plaza spaces creating a ceremonial and signature arrival into the community. Each neighborhood displays multiple pocket parks with their streets wrapped in shade trees, vividly colored groundcover, flowering shrubs, seating areas, playgrounds, open turf for informal play areas all crisscrossed with pedestrian paths and crossings creating a pedestrian haven. Networks of paths provide various accessibility loops to the Civic Park, open space systems, or to the adjacent community centers. Most powerful will be the landscape and streetscape design of ‘City Gate Avenue’ where model villas are displayed. Sites International is engaged for designing the architecture, concept to tender documents, for the three districts community centers that include both retail and service units and for their ancillary buildings. The landscape and architecture plans for the project establishes a firm and adaptable attitude to sustainability at all levels.

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Madinaty Residential Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Talaat Moustafa Group Holding (TMGH)

Area : 1,200-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture, Architecture. Site Supervision.

Type

: Residences/New Communities.

Madinaty, located 40 km east of downtown Cairo in a desert area, is a modern fully functional city of international standards whose design focuses on providing all present and future requirements of its inhabitants and visitors. The project envisions housing for 600,000 residents, in multiple family dwellings and stylish villas, and all the cultural, educational, health, recreation and religious activities set on a vast green area to meet the day-to-day needs of the residents. Sites International provided detailed landscape design for 1,200 acres of open space in addition to streetscape for certain residential areas. The design intent is to blend with the multiple architectural styles used across the project ranging from the garden city principles of 1930s to the latest urban ideals found in villa neighborhoods, multi family districts, and the town center. The landscape design complements the uniqueness of each community within the new city and enhances the ultimate goal of an oasis-inspired landscape set against the desert background of the project location.

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Eastown Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Six of October for Development and Real Estate Projects Company (SOREAL)

Area : 204-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

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: Residences/New Communities.

Eastown is a contemporary mixed-use development in the heart of New Cairo. It is a planned city intended to provide fully sufficient housing opportunities for all income levels with an expected target residential population of 11,000. Eastown offers 2650 residential units with a sizable commercial center, office space, recreational areas, central points for gathering, and children playgrounds. The landscape design challenge is to unify the fragmented open spaces of the widely spread residential areas that occupies 80% of the development. The inherited condition had a strong unwelcoming arid feeling due to poor planting materials, absence of shade for pedestrians and in parking areas, and lack of buffer zones or a promenade. The new landscape design began with a green winding spine weaving through the area offering varied options of palm sections, parks large and small, an artificial lake, and a variety of water features with ample shading and seating opportunities along the different paths. The network of parks and open spaces serve as the connective tissue for residential areas with water features deflecting the solar heat and decreasing the overall temperature. The planting palette is rich in color and variety. The hardscape materials of granite pavers, natural stone and cladding, and bright colored rubber for the children playground mark each area with distinction. Custom made site furniture, lighting, and signage added the final touch in creating a singular character for the development.

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Al Burouj City Location

: Cairo-Ismalia Roadway, Egypt

Client

: Capital Group Properties (CGP)

Area : 1,016-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

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: Residences/New Communities. Parks/Recreation.

Al burouj is a new residential community offering a wide gamut of activities including commercial, business, educational, entertainment and cultural. It is located by the Cairo Ismalia Road approximately 25 km east of Cairo Ring Road. Sites International’s landscape master plan envisioned a residential community thriving with substantial parks and green networks to create an environmentally friendly atmosphere. The community’s central park, home to recreational and entertainment activities, flawlessly interconnects with all inner gardens to create extended safe pedestrian trails and venues. The landscape design, for the community and buffer zones along major roads, aims to create seamless integration between the natural settings and the development’s structures. The 70 acres central park is designed to extend through neighborhoods main axis to offer a diversity of smaller themed parks set around various recreational activities where softscape, accented with furniture vocabularies and lighting, identify locations. These inner parks design offers an array of options, aqua phonic and herbal gardens, aromatic orchard of fruit trees, and a vegetable growing plot for residents to cultivate. For the active oriented residents and their families the selection presents an edutainment and adventure parks, bicycle and walk trails, and a children’s camping area. A spectacular wind mill adorns a central location for participants and residents delight. A canopy of palms surrounded by colorful botanical species are at the waterways where visitors enjoy the lake’s cooling breeze whereas green open lawns encourage residential interactions and chances for reflection and immersion with the landscape. The new community is a manifestation of a healthy life style where urban living is in touch with nature and health promoting sport activities.

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Shams Abu Dhabi City Location

: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Client

: Sorouh Investment Company

Area : 480-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture

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: Residences/New Communities.

The 2 Million m2 project is a mixed-use development of open spaces, a major park, lakes, ca-nals, restaurants, cafes, recreational and educational amenities that aims to be the new heart and metropolitan center of Abu Dhabi. Responsibilities include the landscape Design and construc-tion documents of different types of public landscape (open spaces, coastal walk, lakes, canals and streetscape). Coordination of the landscape design with roads, infrastructure and architec-ture.

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Beit Al-Hana Residential Districts Location

: Greater Cairo, Egypt

Client

: IGI Real Estate

Area : 145-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning.

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: Residences/New Communities.

The rapidly expanding Egyptian population calls for moderately priced housing in well planned, new communities outside metropolitan Cairo. Sites International designed the master plan for Beit al Hana, a 145-acre, self-sufficient community that combines residential, retail and community facilities in a green neighborhood. The project transformed an underutilized area into an active and energized residential environment. Multiple open landscaped areas soften the potentially grid-like feel of apartment buildings and roadways.

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Kattameya Residential Area Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP)

Area : 180-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning.

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: Residences/New Communities.

General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP), responsible for all planning activities in Egypt, retained Sites International to undertake a schematic master planning exercise for a new mixed-use residential community with a commercial center, entertainments options and ample open green spaces. The project, part of Cairo’s governorate framework of an integrated development for the general area, is located Southeast of Cairo on the Mokattam sandy hills. The master plan outlined urban design alternatives, prepared analysis of real estate potentials, and detailed architectural plan that offers multiple housing options for the project’s challenging terrain of varying and significant inclinations. These challenges were most pronounced at the perimeter, with considerable steep edges, and in access to and from the location. The plan visually capitalized on these land variations, in its architectural design for housing and commercial services, in the distribution of green open spaces within and around the community, and in the design of vehicular networks to enhance accessibility and to jointly create an identifiable self-sufficient place with a unique life style.

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Fountain Blue Residential Complex Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

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: The Engineering Company for Reconstruction & Land Reclamation

Area : 12-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Architecture. Landscape Architecture. Engineering.

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: Residences/New Communities.

Sites International developed an exclusive, 12-acre residential community clustered around an open area of palm groves, lakes and fountains. The design concept creates a sense of community while maximizing privacy for each villa. Sites International prepared the master plan, villa architecture, landscape architecture and engineering for the entire site. There are neither asphalt roads nor concrete curbs, rather, a combined pedestrian and vehicular cobblestoned path with islands of green and informal parking.

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Mountain View Hyde Park Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Dar Al Mimar Architects (DMA)

Area : 200-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning.

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: Residences/New Communities.

A mixed use residential development located on 200 acres in New Cairo. Mountain View Hyde Park is considered the new urban magnet that embodies the vibrancy of urban living with the peace and comfort of nature and suburban life style. Sites International responsibilities included landscape architecture design outline, master plan from schematic to detailed construction documents, and serving as the lead consultant to coordinate all project parties and consultants. The site encompasses different style dwellings, retail, dining, entertainment, luxury villas, and apartment buildings. Residential and commercial clusters are placed within a park like setting. The boundaries are drawn by green hills and wide open spaces with landscape features and circular networks preserving the project’s cohesiveness and homogeneity. The master plan ensures each cluster has access to pocket gardens, passive greenery, flowering shrubs with shared reflecting lakes, jogging paths, fountains and parking. A key feature is the pedestrian walkways, over 7 kilometers long. They offer enjoyment and relaxation within a lush green setting with a multitude of escape options, as cafes, restaurants and side gardens. The cross over bridges are extensions of the walkways ensuring residents and visitors leisurely walks are sheltered from motor vehicles.

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Scarus Residence Location

: Sharm ElSheikh, Egypt

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: Allied Arab Investment and Development Company

Area : 29-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering.

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: Residences/New Communities. Hotels/Resorts

Sites International provided master planning, architecture and landscape architec-ture design for this Red Sea resort in the famous Nema Bay. The site design includes residential, commercial, administrative and open space. The res-idential areas, nestled in green landscape, are designed in small clusters to maximize privacy and to remain cohesive throughout the area as it partakes of the site’s main wa-ter features, tree-lined boulevards and open spaces.

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The Square Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Al Ahly for Real Estate Development

Area : 100-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

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: Residences/New Communities.

The Square is a mixed use prime community of 2463 units including all retail and commercial purposes outlets located minutes away from AUC new campus in New Cairo. Sites International sustainable development principles for landscape design, from concept to tender documents, guaranteed the development’s premier status. The selection of planting palette considered light patterns, major and secondary entrances, and open spaces. Bright colors and majestic trees heralded the entrances, soothing shading and varied colored ground cover and shrubs spread magnificently within neighborhoods and activity areas, with streetscapes and signage punctuating the different zones while buffers at the development perimeter protect against unfavorable winds The design creates a diverse range of place type defining each neighborhood character. Inter-weaving parks, plazas, lakes and open spaces, with pedestrian and bicycle friendly connections create the fabric within each neighborhood and the community at large that is human in scale with all basic services located within walking distances.

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Al-Tameer Center Location

: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Client

: Arriyadah Development Co.

Area : 54-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

Type : Commercial/Mixed-use.

Al Ta’meer Center is a major residential and commercial complex built in Qasr Al Hokm in the heart of Riyadh’s old district, near the Grand Mosque and historical Almasmak Fort. Al-Ta’meer Center contains indoor shopping malls, traditional “souks” and commercial streets all set within an urban design respectful of the old city’s historical fabric. Sites International was responsible for the preparation of the initial urban design study, detailed landscape architecture design and construction documents for all outdoor spaces including plazas, streets, pedestrian walkways and roofscapes.

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Modon Location

: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Client

: Collaborative Architects Partners (CA+)

Developer

: Saudi Industrial Property Authority

Area : 390-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

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: Commercial/Mixed-use. Residences/New Communities.

The Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) is responsible for the development of industrial cities with integrated infrastructure and services including complete gated communities built for the city workers and their families. This project is a mixed use development for Jeddah 3 and 4 industrial city residents of approximately 50,000 inhabitants. It offers a variety of housing options, from apartments to villas, and all the amenities including schools, retail pavilions, amphitheaters and mosques. Sites International was tagged to revise and develop the concept landscape master plan for the two cities. The design aims to preserve residential privacy, distinguish major site features, provide ample and effective shading options, guarantee pedestrian, cycle and golf cart accessibility, and provide opportunities for social interaction throughout the open spaces. Water features are introduced to cool and refresh the area, roadscape and hardscape to create a distinctive orientation for each zone, and lighting fixtures to accen-tuate visual features of the development. Water conservation determined plant selection and supported biodiversity as residential usage and landscape visibility established the application and degree of lush greenery. The open space networks surface runoff areas created occasional bursts of greenery and vivid colors to the unexpected delight of res-idents. The site successfully created a charming modern and warm living atmosphere while honoring the arid environment of the region.

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Park Avenue Location

: Cairo-Alex Road, Egypt

Client

: DAMAC Park Avenue for Real Estate Development

Area : 35-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

Type : Commercial/Mixed-use.

Park Avenue is a mixed–use project located in Sheikh Zayed City consisting of 723 retail units and 454 office spaces, as well as parking for a total of 3,000 cars. The office buildings at Park Avenue will offer a prestigious private environment suitable for business. The development is situated in Sheikh Zayed City right on the Cairo–Alex Road and opposite the Smart Village, a location of great accessibility being 30 minutes from downtown Cairo and in the heart of 6th October City with its own luxurious compounds, national airport and booming industrial zone. The architecture of the project is a unique landmark for the whole area with a blend of classic and oriental facades rich in decorative details, wood work and accentuated with sloped tile roofs. Interiors reflect the modern pace of the business world, from marble furnished entrances and high quality porcelain tiles to the highest standards of lighting units and accessories.

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Newgiza Midtown Health Park and Hospital Location

: Cairo-Alex Road, Egypt

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: New Giza for Basic Infrastructure and Educational Services

Area : 45-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

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: Commercial/Mixed-use. Education.

Medi-Town Health Park and Hospital is located in the city of New Giza, a new mixed-use development that brings together residential dwellings, commercial, and educational entities in one self-contained area. Sites International is commissioned to revise the master plan for Medi-Town Health Park, develop and implement landscape design for the 10 acre hospital area, and to coordinate between international and local consultants and all trades. The revised master plan intends to develop a fully integrated medical community to be recognized for its first rate patient care. The community hosts the primary anchor of New Giza Hospital, centers of excellence, clinics, rehab, and elderly care hubs coupled with residential units for retirees. The revised master plan arranges these uses to facilitate medical practice, orient visitors, and foster interaction within a serene setting for its residents and visitors alike. The Hospital works in tandem with New Giza University educational mission by providing 100 beds, of its current 300 capacity, for their students. The landscape design for hospital area is cognizant of nature’s role in the healing process as evident in open space designs that give attentive consideration to the residing senior citizens’ special needs. The open space includes arrival courts, garden parks, walks, and courtyards encircled in a rainbow of color and texture. The rolling and steep topography of the area is focused on enhancing the overall beauty and tranquility while decreasing noise pollution from the nearby major arterial roads. Sustainable design principles of building orientation and massing, landscaping, and energy conservation reinforce the healing goals of the Health Park.

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Dyafah Jeddah Location

: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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: Collaborative Architects Partners (CA+)

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: United Dyafah for Real Estate

Area : 10-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

Type : Commercial/Mixed-use.

Dyafah is a mixed use development located in the North West area of Jeddah. The project incorporates a hotel, office tower, multi-purpose hall, and retail units. The landscape design, for all open spaces, bring into play the site’s characteristics including the buildings’ geometrical order, overall setting, and climate. The concept evokes the traditional Arabic design notions with the use of palm groves, water cascades, roofscape, and utilization of indigenous pavement and plant materials. Hardscape colors and materials as well as site furniture elements match the building materials and colors. The landscape design creates a fully integrated project where the built and natural environments blend meaningfully to produce a work of functional visual harmony.

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Pyramids Heights Orion Business Park Location : 6th October City, Pyramids Heights, Egypt Client

: Samcrete Egypt

Area : 30-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

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: Commercial/Mixed-use. Parks/Recreation.

Pyramids Heights Park is a large office development located in 6th October city. The landscape design objective, from schematic to construction documents, is to transform the heart of the project from being a large asphalt road and unplanned parking areas with different identities into one continuous and homogeneous lush garden with elegant and harmonious paving designs to draw pedestrian traffic from the office building blocks. Masses of palm trees, shade trees, and groundcovers create a lush green sanctuary along the primary wide road. The linear green spine is connected to green courtyards, adjacent to existing buildings, filled with pedestrian seats and benches underneath shading trees with water features and flowering shrubs. Close by are the kiosks and pergolas for food and beverage sales with shaded seating areas within sight of the park’s watering features.

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Citadel Plaza (Cairo Financial & Touristic Center) Location

: Cairo, Egypt

Client : Alkhan Holdings Area : 27-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

Type : Commercial/Mixed-use.

Citadel Plaza is a 27 acre fully integrated business, commercial, entertainment and touristic complex in the center of Cairo. Its location is distinctly unique. It overlooks a world heritage site, the Citadel, and is surrounded by the Coptic quarter of Old Cairo and the Islamic Fustat district. Sites International’s focus in developing the landscape architecture design was to blend the project into the adjacent historical context and embellish its location on the Mokattam Hill. Visual studies of different project approaches and vistas were conducted to smoothly integrate the project with its surroundings. State of the art design was used to establish it as an iconic destination enriched with high quality material finishes, distinctive and aesthetically appropriate plants, and elaborate lighting.

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Mall of Arabia - Inner Courtyard Location : 6th of October City, Giza, Egypt Client

: Marakez - Egyptian Centers for Real Estate Development (ECRED)

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: Landscape Architecture.

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Katameya International Hospital Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Orascom Construction

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: Alameda Healthcare Hospitals

Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

Type : Commercial/Mixed-use.

Katameya International Hospital, with a capacity of 100 beds, is located in New Cairo at the southeastern edge of Cairo Governorate. Katameya International Hospital, one of the new medical entities established to serve a multitude of housing developments within the new city, called on Sites International vast landscape experience for developing their open space and common areas. The design defines the strategic activities of the hospital to respond to current and future needs of its staff, visitors and the surrounding community. The proposed landscape merges the site elements into a well composed design within a very tight space. Key landscape elements, including central entrance, plaza, and shaded seating areas, provide a place for relaxation and efficient internal connections within the site.

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East Port Said Industrial Complex Zone Location

: Port Said, Egypt

Client

: East Port Said Development Co.

Area : 12-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

Type : Commercial/Mixed-use.

East Port Said Industrial Zone is an industrial park with a total area approximating 4000 acres. It is located at the northern end of the Suez Canal Special Economic Zone and is expected to be Egypt’s foremost transshipment hub and trade-oriented gateway. The park will include numerous industrial uses from automobile assembly parts, chemical processing to pharmaceuticals and agri-business. Central to these industrial hubs is the administrative node. Sites International is charged with landscape design for one of the first released phases for the administrative area. It includes commercial and food outlets to serve the workers, visitors and potential future residents. The landscape design key concept is creating open green spaces to counter the industrial complex atmosphere. Homogeneous lush gardens with elegant paving designs, resting areas nestled below tree canopies, cascading water features accompanied with flowering shrubs abound to welcome residents and visitors. A small lake, located at southern end of the development, serves as the area’s gathering and activities center capitalizing on the surrounding land progressions. This magnet area is enclosed within rows of palms intermittent with different color palettes of plants and shrubs, a serene sanctuary for everyone.

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Nubian Museum Location : Aswan, Egypt Client

: Supreme Council of Antiquities

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: UNESCO - ICOM (International Council of Museums)

Area : 10-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

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: Historical. Edutainment/Culture. Parks/Recreation.

The Nubian Museum, recipient of the 2001 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, is a true illustration of landscape architecture that is sensitive to site topography and context. In the late 1980s, UNESCO sponsored the establishment of a museum to display the history, culture and heritage of the Nubian people. The museum rests on a unique hilltop site overlooking the Nile River city of Aswan. Sites International’s design concept centers on creating several themed outdoor display areas and includes a long stream representing the Nile River as it flows through Egypt. The stream symbolically starts in the topographically rough landscape of ‘Upper Egypt’, descends through several cataract-style waterfalls and ends in the ‘Lower Egypt Valley’ with palm trees and greens of the Delta. The 43,000 m2 site contains numerous indigenous plants spread over natural rocks. An amphitheater is carved out of the steep adjacent slopes. A small Nubian village street brings Nubian culture and daily activities to life.

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Urban Design of Historical Precinct of Addiriyah Location

: Addiriyah, Saudi Arabia

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: Arriyadh Development Authority

Area : 75-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

Type : Historical.

Addiriyah (Diriyah) is the historical home of the Saudi State and it was the state’s first capital in the mid 18th century. The area lay abandoned until 2000 when the Addiriyah Development Program set up a comprehensive metropolitan development program to highlight its historic role and turn it into a tourist and cultural center at the national level. The program aims to adapt the site to modern requirements while preserving and reconstructing its historical buildings and monuments, cognizant of the site’s historical, cultural, architectural and environmental features. Addiriyah is home to Turaif Neighborhood, registered in UNESCO World Heritage List. Sites International, with other international consultants, worked on a schematic landscape master plan for open spaces surrounding the city’s residential communities, the adjacent areas to the valley’s edge, and roads leading to Turaif Neighborhood. The design created a fully integrated project, utilizing the site’s natural gifts of inclinations, slopes, the valley’s topography and coupled it with streetscape and furniture vocabularies most fitting to this historic location heritage. The result is a wonderful union of built and natural environment.

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Al Imam Mohamed Bin Saud Mosque Location

: Addiriyah, Saudi Arabia

Client

: The High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh

Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

Type : Edutainment/Cultural.

The mosque is located in Turaif Neighborhood considered one of the most important landmarks in historic Addiriyah, 22 km from the Kingdom’s capital Riyadh. It is home to important archeological buildings, palaces and historical monuments. In 2010, Turaif Neighborhood was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The landscape design aims is to integrate the historical mosque within its natural environment. The project is comprised of mosque and plaza. The plaza design offers a grandeur entrance to the mosque, a combination of magnificent marble intercepted with palms as punctuations for prayer distribution, a solemn vision of individuals in prayer postures. Planting and hardscape are used to differentiate and identify areas. Worshipers, arriving on foot or by car, walk through geometrical hardscape design in earthy rainbow colors, while those heading toward the historical district view gravel paved areas filled with fragrant citrus trees. A sunken garden is situated close to pedestrian walkways, an area for gatherings and relaxation. Planting palettes selection is based on their adaption to arid environment and support of low water consumption. In all, visitors are presented with an impressive aesthetic locale.

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Manyal Palace Museum Location

: Cairo, Egypt

Client

: Ministry of Culture

Area : 30-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

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: Historical. Parks/Recreation.

The Manyal Palace was built in the late 19th century as a residence for one of the royal Egyptian princes. Neglected for nearly a century, the Ministry of Culture recently embarked on a renovation effort. Sites International worked with the Ministry to restore the original palace layout, accentuate existing planting with specially cultivated trees and shrubs and introduce site furniture, water features, lighting and public toilets. The new landscape design pays tribute to the historical site and gives due attention to the Nile River bordering the site.

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Al-Azhar Archaeological Triangle Park Location

: Cairo, Egypt

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: The Aga Khan Cultural Services Egypt (AKCS-E)

Area : 8-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

Type : Historical.

This historical site is located in Al-Azhar Park. Excavations in the area revealed Ayyubid and Fatimid fortifications as well as evidence of Fatimid settlements that pre-date the construction of the walls in additions to remains of Mamluk houses and a cemetery, covering a time period extending from 11th to 16 century. Sites International master plan and landscape design show case the tale of these two historic walls aesthetically in rhythm with Al-Azhar Park and surrounding buildings. A creatively designed open area circuit is envisioned for visitors to view the new discoveries in close proximity. The pedestrian path network binds the triangle to the magnificent ancient “Borg al-Mahrouqi� gateway to Al-Azhar park. Visitors can easily combine exploration of the newly discovered medieval sector of Islamic Cairo with a leisurely walk and relaxation at Al-Azhar Park that offers captivating panorama over the townscape of historic Cairo.

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Moses Springs Historical Site Renovation Location

: Red Sea, Egypt

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: Ministry of Tourism, Tourism Development Authority, &

Ministry of State for Antiquities

Area : 38-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture

Type : Historical.

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The Qasr Al Hokm District Location

: Arriyadh, Saudi Arabia

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: The High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh

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: Landscape Architecture.

Type : Historical.

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American University in Cairo Sport Complex Location

: New Cairo, Egypt

Client

: American University in Cairo (AUC)

Area : --acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Site Supervision.

Type : Sports.

Sites International, working closely with multiple architectural firms, developed the master plan and landscape design for the new campus of this historic university es-tablished almost 100 years ago. An integral part of the university educational mission is the establishment of a well developed sports program. Sites International developed context-specific solutions that seamlessly inte-grates the building facility and outdoor fields into the surrounding campus buildings and com-munity at large. The sport building, developed by a partnering architect, incorporates indoor practice space, competition tracks, and courts for basketball, volleyball, squash, handball and bleachers for 1,600 persons. The outdoor complex, designed and landscaped by Sites Interna-tional, has a multitude of activities that include a large swimming pool with surrounding bleachers, football and track stadium with seats accommodating 2,000 spectators, one Olympic size track, basket ball court, red-sand handball court, rugby field and a hammer throwing cage. Ath-lete’s locker rooms and facilities for the stadium are situated strategy within the complex. Sever-al tennis courts are well placed within the development and offer spectator seating as well. The sport complex offers one of the most unique training and competition venues in collegiate athlet-ics.

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Al-Murooj Sports Complex Location

: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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: King Abdullah Economic City

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: Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative

Area : 15-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

Type : Sports.

Al-Murooj project lies within King Adbullah Economic City that is located on Red Sea coast 100 km north from the commercial hub, Jeddah. Al Murooj, built on about 1300 acres, is a high-end residential development with fifteen different communities, a town center and a sport complex. Sites International was con-sulted to develop the landscape design, from concept to construction documents, for the sole Sport Complex of the development intended to promote healthy living along-side serving as a recreation facility. Sites International developed context-specific solutions that seamlessly integrate the architecture of building facilities and outdoor fields into the surrounding complex buildings and community at large. The center offers a variety of activities, with several indoor options, including swimming pools, basket ball and tennis courts, running tracks, gymnasium, and soccer fields with a num-ber of them including bleachers. Different landscape expressions and vocabularies are used to distinguish family, children, women, and men areas. In family oriented areas around leisure pools or social interaction points, low height berm and hedges are utilized. Zen area, for women’s use, applies a particular vocabulary and combination of plants, trees and shrubs. The facility’s parking area presented a challenge, positioned on a curve setting, on how to preserve the modular size for each car space with its tent like shading structure. Key elements in the landscape design are the rich use of water features, lush greenery, and heavy shade throughout the outdoor areas with its array of cafés, lounges, and sitting areas all harmoniously integrated within a landscape design committed to environmental preservation.

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Ashgar City Club Location : 6th October City, Egypt Client

: ORASCOM Housing and Establishment

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: IGI Real Estate

Area : 23-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

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: Sports. Parks/Recreation.

Ashgar City club is a fashionable sports club built in 6th of October City on a 23–acre property. Sites International developed the architecture and landscape architecture design for the club buildings and activities. The clubhouse includes a 300–person multipurpose hall, cafeteria, terraces, health club, retails, administrative space and a gymnasium The outdoor activities and club buildings are set within a harmonized green setting to offer visi-tors a relaxing and welcoming environment. The perimeter is lined with palms and flowering shrubs, where pedestrian seats and benches are located along the walkways amid shading trees. In close proximity is the family garden. The garden is host to a variety of food outlets and is filled with passive greenery and multiple types of shade trees. The swimming pools, tennis courts, multi- use playgrounds, tracks, football field and children’s playground are elegantly spread over the remaining open space with intermittent fragrant flowering bushes, water features and lush greenery.

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Gardenia Park Clubhouse Location : 6th October City, Egypt Client

: IGI Real Estate

Area : 6-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Architecture. Engineering. Landscape Architecture.

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: Sports. Parks/Recreation.

Gardenia Park is an exclusive compound built in 6th of October City on a 90-acre property. Sites International was entrusted with the architecture, landscape architecture and engineering design of the clubhouse. The center includes a 250-person multipurpose hall, retail and administrative space and a gymnasium. Outdoor activities include swimming pools, tennis courts, tracks, a football field and children’s playground.

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The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) Location

: Giza, Egypt

Client

: Ministry of Culture

Area : 75-acre Discipline/Services

: Landscape Architecture.

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: Edutainment/Cultural. Historical.

The Grand Egyptian Museum Project, supported by UNESCO, fittingly neighbors the timeless wonder of the Giza Pyramids. The museum pays homage to Ancient Egyptian monuments, treasures and historic contributions to civilization in a 480,000 m2 state-of-the-art complex that serves as a scientific, educational and cultural resource. Sites International partnered with the winning international teams in developing the landscape architecture for the parks, piazzas, colonnades and retail space. The parks pro-vide an outdoor complement to the indoor museum, re-telling the story of Egypt through the land. One of the many outdoor parks depicts Egypt’s agriculture from ancient times to present. True to the museum’s enchanting location, the landscape design intent complements, advances, and reflects Egypt’s rich historical heritage.

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Hurghada Multimedia Experience Location

: Hurghada, Egypt

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: Misr Company for Sound, Light and Cinema

Area : 10-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture.

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: Commercial/Mixed Use. Edutainment/Culture. Parks/Recreation.

The Hurghada Sound and Light Project is a 10-acre theme park in Hurghada, Egypt. The project is an attraction designed to showcase the rich historical heritage of Egypt. Sites International’s landscape design brought the project’s major themes to reality. A stream, winds through the entire project and branches from a triangular plaza, represent-ing the Nile and Delta. The stream passes through cultivated fields with views of the oa-ses and ends in ‘Upper Egypt’. Along the river banks, visitors experience the history of Lower Egypt through different historical eras. Moving south into Upper Egypt, visitors experience ancient Egypt in the Karnak, Abu Simbel, and Philae Temples. The journey ends with the ‘Aswan High Dam’ and a taste of Nubian culture.

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The Science City Location : 6th October City, Egypt Client

: Academy of Scientific Research and Technology

Area : 29-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture.

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: Edutainment/Cultural. Parks/Recreation.

When the Academy of Scientific Research decided to create a ‘city’ to promote public awareness of science and technology, they selected Sites International for site plan-ning and landscape architecture design. Science City contains a wide range of interactive and educational activities, museums, exhibit halls, terraced gardens and water features. Among the attractions are a traditional Egyptian village and an aquarium.

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Saudi Arabia Culture Center Location

: Garden City, Cairo, Egypt

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: Saudi Arabia Embassy in Cairo

Area : 2-acre Discipline/Services

: Master Planning. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Engineering

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: Edutainment/Culture. Historical.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Cultural Center is located in Garden City, a well planned and leafy district designed in early 1900 by Jose Lamba whose vision was to create a layout drawn by using a compass rather than straight lines. The Center is a historical site designed by one of Europe’s famous architects. Many of the country’s elite, including royal family members, resided in this new upper class khedivial neighbourhood where they chose famous European architects the like of Fritz Heftiand, Emil Vogt, Swiss architects, and Antonio Lasciac, Italian architect of Slovene descent, to design their palaces. The Cultural Center is attributed to be one of Lasciac’s work inspired by Italian villas of the Renaissance era and incorporating characteristics and details of neo-classical architecture. Sites International landscape design enhanced and restored the glamour of open spaces to spotlight the splendour and royal sense of the historical palace and form a harmonious relation-ship between the building and the new open spaces surrounding it.

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Makkah Museum Complex Location

: Makkah, Saudi Arabia

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: Umm El-Qura University

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: Architecture.

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