Tahrir Cafeteria at the American University

Best Implemented Restoration / Reconstruction Project

About the project
Renovation of the American University in Cairo's campus' main cafeteria in Downtown Cairo, a rich area of the capital, was a fast track project. The design incorporated a transformation of the existing cafeteria into a modern, vibrant and fresh space that mixes between past and present through materials, ceiling exposure of already existing building structure, modern built arcades, local patterned tiling and warm use of materials such as wood. The cafeteria is open for everyone using the campus that has now become a cultural center.

AUC Tahrir Campus, Downtown Cairo, Egypt

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Applicant and authors of the project
Style Design Architects is an architectural design practice based in Cairo, specializing in integrated design projects. Established in 1989 by Arch. Hisham Ghorab and Eng. Ehab ElKhodary, the practice has diversified its portfolio to include: Design, Contracting and Furniture Retail. With its approach to design based on architectural culture and contextual sensitivity, SD Architects develops projects with a transnational aesthetic that have an enduring quality from offices and workplaces to private villas.