International Competition for the Urban Design and Conservation of Opera and Ataba squares

The Ministry of Culture has recently embarked on a variety of endeavors aiming at restoring the historic urban value of Khedivial Cairo. This area constitutes the original CBD, and is characterized by its distinctive architectural features and urban pattern. The National Organization for Urban Harmony (NOUH), a subordinate organization of the Ministry of Culture, is taking the lead and responsibility for the management of such conservation efforts. Following up on these efforts, NOUH is currently tendering its international competition for the Urban Design and harmony and Historic Conservation of Opera and Ataba Squares

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture, Public, Rehabilitation, Urban
Country Cairo, Egypt
RegDeadline 10 July 2010 GoogleCal iCal
31 October 2010 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

- Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Yousry (Jury board chair)
- Prof. Dr. Aly Gabr
- Prof. Dr. Rashad al Meteiny
- Prof. Dr. Nezar al Sayyad
- Prof. Dr. Hasanuddin Khan
- Chair of the National Organization for Urban Harmony (NOUH)
- Chair of the General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP)
- Prof. Dr. Soheir Zaky Hawas

First prize: US$ 100,000
Second prize: US$ 70,000
Third prize: US$ 40,000
Merit awards: US$ 20,000 for each of the remaining accepted entries

Entry Fee
USD 500

Four A1-size sheets

Submission Address
Opera and Ataba squares Competition – National Organization for Urban
Harmony – Saladin Citadel – Salah Salem Road – Cairo – Egypt.
Correspondence by mail:
P.O.Box: 55 Saladin Citadel – Postal code 11411- Cairo, Egypt
Tel.: (+202) 251 45481

Notification of the finalists: 18 November 2010
Announcement of final result: 27 February 2011

National Organization for Urban Harmony (NOUH)

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