Atrio is part of a busy area, flourishing with life as students rush every morning to Cairo University and families have their weekly shopping sprees in Hyper supermarket nearby.
About the project
AddressSheikh Zayed, 6th of October
Year2015 - 2020
Filling up about 18 acres of land, the significantly small compound threatened to lock its residents in; but what if people could have a bit of the outside…without having to leave their building?
A common feature of Islamic and Roman residences; atriums let in sunlight through the center of the building rather than the sides, opening the heart of the structure up to the world with all its healing qualities of light, ventilation and much needed space.
By designing the buildings around an atrium, the extra elevations let in just enough light to make the cramped space feel wider; letting the building and its residents breathe with life, light and the freedom to move.