Perkins Eastman | Madinaty City Center Master Plan

Madinaty City Center Master Plan

Cairo, Egypt
Challenged to carve out a self-sustaining community from an empty landscape, Perkins Eastman developed the master plan for a 106-hectare (262-acre) urban center. The Madinaty City Center is envisioned as an integrative network of open and green spaces that establish connective links between neighborhood nodes and functional identities. Iconic architecture is utilized to establish visual landmarks and anchor points in a flexible plan that can stand alone or integrate with the surrounding development.

Divided into three major zones, the first of the phased master plan comprises a dense mix of residential units, office complexes, and high-end retail. Residential towers border the periphery of the site and provide a transition from the looser weave of the surrounding area to the dense urban fabric. An active program of street-level high-end retail, pedestrian promenades, city squares, cafés, and restaurants foster an energized urban center.

For future phases, a hotel anchors the southern end of Downtown and provides a point of reference for the start of the Civic Spine. Varied landscaping schemes, cobblestone streets, sleek water elements, and a program of cafés, sports fields, and neighborhood retail invites active participation.