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introduction Edit

Siwa is a world-known Oasis for its unique and rare cultural and architectural heritage. The project’s overall objective is to preserve, protect the Siwian architectural heritage as well as to define a new vision for its urban future through a holistic and integrated approach.“SIWI” is a community- initiative aiming to bring the local community, local NGOs e.g. Abnaa Siwa ,Siwa Community Development and Environment Conservation (SCDEC), together with the City Council ,governmental and Academic bodies, researchers and experts striving to work on raising awareness, restoring or safeguarding of the oasis’s Architectural heritage. SIWI Architecture community centre aim to design and build an Architecture community centre in the heart of SIWA Oasis (partially an extension of an old SIWAN HOUSE) that will work as the main centre for SIWI and a technical, research and architectural hub for Siwans as well as for any visitor intending to study SIWA OASIS.

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the core team Edit

“SIWI” is a community- initiative  formed by a local NGOs e.g. Abnaa Siwa, Siwa Community Development and Environment Conservation (SCDEC), with local natural leaders Ibrahim YOUSSEF, Omran Mohamed Omrane together with the City Council, Alexandria university with Dr.Hatem El Tawil and Dr.Heba Aboulfadl, and experts like Eng.Hany Anwar a civil engineer specialist in restoration of old and heritage buildings and private architecture and engineering studio, Ecumene studio and HANDOVER and ARTINN striving to work on raising awareness, restoring or safeguarding of the oasis’s Architectural heritage. The project’s overall objective is to preserve, protect the Siwian architectural heritage as well as define a new vision for its urban future through a holistic and integrated approach.

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what is still needed and why Edit
Design input:

We do need supervision and support to evaluate and monitor the project process.

Funding support:

The project is not funded yet.

We are applying for several funding opportunity as well as considering micro-funding for each project phase. All efforts and actions undertaken until now it is self-funded by SIWI (Ecumene Studio and Hand Over)

Advice:

We do need tremendously legal-, financial advice.

 



impact Edit

The project is under the embralla of SIWI intitative: Towards an Inclusive and Heritage-Conscious urban Transition

The project is a community based project that aim to protect and preserve the sens of ownershop of local community and to support their urban transition.

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Project details
Project name: SIWA Architecture community centre: Towards an Inclusive and Heritage-Conscious urban Transition
Description: Design and Construction of SIWA Architecture Community Centre
Category: urban planning
Design: SIWI INITIATIVE CO.
Consultants: Ecumene Studio
Building status: proposal (Buildify submission)
Construction period: 8 months
Needs: design input, funding support, advice
Location: SIWA OASIS, Egypt
Coordinates: 29°12'22.3'' N, 25°31'9.9'' E
Tags: participation, urban renewal, vernacular, traditional human settlement, unesco
Project ID: 681
Published: 2 October 2016
Last updated: 12 October 2016
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