Crystal City
RESIDENTIAL COMPOUND BY  NR ELHADEDY

The crystal city is the conceptual idea for a residential compound in new capital in Cairo, The project is located on an area of 138,096 sqm, The project comprises of residential buildings, a strip mall, and a recreational central area.

"a human interaction could not be forced it could only be welcomed and influenced by the built environment".​​​​​​​
We saw this project as a chance to make living more fun, interesting, and peaceful. A concept that introduces beauty not just in its visible aspects but the beauty of living a healthy natural social life that uplifts the spiritual aspect.
We built this conceptual idea based on the human need for natural social interaction, the question was how to achieve a connection at a level that would be appealing and acceptable in our everyday lives? before answering this we came up with some consideration to focus on, the hierarchy of  spaces from public to private, the natural atmosphere that makes such interaction more welcomed, and the most important one to make such interaction come very natural and indirect, 
so by connecting people with nature will eventually connect them in a natural spontaneous way.

As human beings, we thrive in a coherent social environment, and this is exactly what our project is aiming for, by enhanced interaction, welcoming social activity, integrating with nature
So the steps were as follows : 

-In urban planning: we created five main zones that intersect with each other  creating public activities that separate it from the semi-public zones, 
-In buildings: we tried to manipulate orientation and block composition to provide an open sky view.
-In units: we tried to make sure that the resident will be comfortable living -In one building by creating large welcoming entrances and provide privacy for each unit, we also made sure natural lighting and greens are integrated whiten the building floors.
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