This New Egyptian Science Center is an Architectural and Educational Icon

By: Amelia Roblin - Sep 5, 2016
References: westonwilliamson & dezeen
Planned for the desert landscape on the edge of Cairo is this sensational-looking Egyptian 'Science City.' It will be the first educational and research center of its kind in the North African country, and the designs themselves make an exciting statement.

Weston Williamson Architects won the commission for this impressive project with a concept for a structure that's composed of dozens of mushroom-like canopies that overlap across the site. Beneath them will house everything from a museum to laboratories with observation decks, conference spaces and even a planetarium. The experience of walking through the partially open-air spaces will be simply spectacular.

The grandeur and dynamic nature of this Egyptian science center project is a fantastic celebration of the pursuit of knowledge and the experience of natural wonder, in a country where so many of mankind's first scientific breakthroughs were made.