Date: Mar-Dec 15 Course: Thesis Project for Universidad Europea de Madrid
UMMAH means a haven, a place of safety, a place offering favourable conditions that benefits all. This project aims to provide that to Cairienes and Egyptians in order to re-integrate marginalized communities into society and counter the urban segregation that exists in Cairo. It consists of floating platforms of public space which can travel along the nile connecting to the banks of the river or creating islands where people can gather. Programs of the platforms are generated by the people and will always depend on their needs. The aim is to create a neutral space for all, built by all and defined by all while avoiding privatization, evacuation and division. A tool for Egyptians to build bridges and connect with one another and to build their UMMAH.