Egyptian Pavilion COP27
In 2022, Egypt hosted COP27, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. This conference is the most important global summit worldwide, where governments agree on policies to limit global temperature rises and actions to mitigate and adapt to the impacts associated with the climate emergency.
The Egyptian Pavilion at COP27 displays the link between humanity and nature, depicting the Egyptian architectural heritage through contemporary interpretations. Beauty, simplicity, and elegance amidst powerful messages were at the design's core. ECOnsult seeks to celebrate and invite the COP27 community to experience modern Egypt through culture, heritage, and awareness.
The proposal uses predominantly two materials, thick solid walls in stone and partitions in glass. The stone represents the history and heritage of Egypt, and the glass represents transparency, hope, and openness. The Mashrabiya in the main façade showcases a cooling and privacy solution, a traditional Egyptian architectural element to adapt to high temperatures.
The entrance hall is based around a thick curved wall embracing the tree of Mary, native from Sinai. The curved wall has embedded a quote from the National Anthem of the Egyptian Armed Forces, based on a poem by Farouk Gouida, "O Nile run wild and free to tell the stories of the great patriotic acts". The main auditorium is the hall of knowledge and science, and the secondary auditorium is a chamber named Dahabeya Hall. On the left side of the entrance hall are two lounges, two private offices, and a meeting room.
The art at the pavilion highlights the voice of Egyptian artists, and the furniture made out of scrap waste showcases a local solution, complementing the pavilion's modern and minimalistic design.
- Local materials and upcycled furniture
November 30, 2022