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Sinai Present and Future – Discovery Centre

Part 1 Project 2012
Ahmed El Sharkawy
Arab Academy of Science & Technology, Cairo Cairo Egypt
Sinai is the land of peace, a crossroad for religions and civilizations, and a bridge between continents and cultures. It is a place rich in history and cultural traditions. It is unique in the beauty and serenity of its natural features. It is certainly a destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

The Discovery center is to immerse visitors in the spirit of Sinai, a spirit of tranquillity, serenity, spirituality, and inner peace. Visitors are to discover the unique natural features of the peninsula. They are to be also introduced to the history and cultures of the place through story-telling "scanimations".

As the experience of the center takes visitors through the entrance and the main path, hung textiles tell the stories of Sinai through scanimations coded in the characteristic local patterns. The monumental scale, the green path, the hung textiles all contribute in transferring the visitor into a unique experience of combined serenity and mystery. The center is about experiencing the spirit of Sinai and uncovering its hidden messages and treasures.

Ahmed El Sharkawy

Tutor(s)
Dr Ayman Wanas
2012
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