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Egyptian architect wins top award at design competition

by Malcolm Dias on Jun 29, 2017


Image of Dalia Sadany, award-winning Egyptian architect and Trend Micro offices in Cairo.
Image of Dalia Sadany, award-winning Egyptian architect and Trend Micro offices in Cairo.

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Dalia Sadany, the architect behind Trend Micro’s flagship office in Egypt, has won an award from the Italian A' Design Award and Competition, the world’s largest design competition, in the ‘interior space and exhibition design’ category.

The Trend Micro offices are located in the the American University of Cairo campus in downtown Cairo.

“The Trend Micro office was designed to be more than just a functional office space as it also acts as a training centre for recent university graduates. The essence of the design was to combine functionality and energy required for the educational hub,” said Cairo-born Sadany in a statement.

The building is a very distinctive, bold, industrial, utilitarian structure, with metal Islamic-influenced window covers. The new office also blends the landscape, intentionally bringing the outdoors inside to make people using the place feel that they are very close to nature to break the traditional feeling of being inside an office.

“As an architect and a designer, I seek perfection, and this project is very close to my heart as I knew that my designs would affect the students and could change their way of thinking about educational premises," continued Sadany.

The office also features a lot of glass and mirrors that have been used to augment sunlight, while a glass bridge offers a grand view of the entire office, all the way to the entrance.

 



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