Data Driven City / by Mekano Studio

Mekano studio want to share with You their last Project In An international Competition in Egypt and they got awarded and was chosen second best project and was regarded the best project by the organizers and the audience. The competition is an initiative that argues the people to take their own decisions and to leave the 5% of the lands in egypt and go to live in the 95% lands of Egypt, with a theme of, Taking Leave… The competition focuses on the revolution – 25 january – and how we can benefit from it , and how it reflects the architectural design process and the final result which led us to create a massive square in a new city called 25 january to prevail the democracy in a new smart city.

25 January 2011

The Revolution that inspired millions of people inside and outside of Egypt, the Day that every Egyptian Started to feel the humanity, the first day of the new era, the day that all the world will remember as the day that all the Egyptians earned their Freedom.

-Revolution On The Human psyche
It wasn’t a political revolution only, there was something that been risen and grown inside each one who took part in this great incident that turned into festival, something that turned the revolution into a starting point for a new era, with new gradients that needs to be combined together with caution in order to achieve the right and requested results, People wants to feel honoured and living freely with a new vision and a different treatment to their mind, to be treated like real humans.

-Smart Data City
The new city will be a Smart data city, a city driven with data, a City that can help each person to choose and decide, a City respects the human mind and gives him the option to take part in his own life as it must have to be. the data city is a City that administrate every thing with a real time data, in order to evaluate and respect the time factor as well and to increase the productivity with a well organized community. the data city, is the right and required infrastracture that can help the city grow up and go without problems, it can be used in transportation, airports, trains, roads and signs. It can also be used in public safety like police firestations. the proposed data can also help in the new and modern educational programs and can help in medical situations. The data driven city is always helping the persons and giving them the space to think and decide.

-Collective City
The Starting Point of the new Egyptian Dream is a Collective City that holds all the required and nessesary fields of living, the starting point has to get every single person to it, it has to collect and gather all the people around it, the new city has to be a colllective one, it has to be open to all of the egyptians who hopes for a chance of life, the collective holds the power, agriculture,technological,political, tourism and economics.

-Sustainable Community
The new Collective city will be an environmental powered city that depends on the natural powers in generating electricity from the sun solar sheets that are on every roof and from the huge Solar Chemney farms and huge solar photovoltaic cells farms, the sun is a major sustainable resource in adition to a huge wind farms and small wind catchers on top of theroofs too with the green bridge inside of the city, the New Egyptian Dream is a Sustainable Community. Each New Construction will make a new desert point to be shaped and greened with the help of the people that lives in the area, the real owners of the land, the habitat people, with all the local materials there in place, with some gradients, to make local bricks and to help in making a new structures out of local and cheep materials.

-The Strategic Plan
All the mentioned Techniques will be applied to a pre-made study based on a right analysis and studies, the best solution for the egyptian dream is the integration between the successful studies. The Main Study that was the main referance to the proposed plans were Farouk elbaz studies, at the first stage, and at a later stage, mamdooh hamza study with farouk el baz study will make the right and appropriate combination.

The site was chosen based on farouk el baz studies near the old delta with expected spreading towards the desert and the roads of farouk el baz and mamdooh hamza.

-The most important Aspect of the desert is, how we can get our water ?
The new City will mostly depend of multiply sources of water, vary from the sea water desalination, the rain water and gray water

-The Power of Liberty
25 january was a huge political revolution that turned all the world’s eyes towards Egypt. Each one was holding a message, believing in his goal, all what in their mind is to reach this goal, offering more than his normal powers and giving much more than his normals. the remaking of tahrir square in the new collective smart city is a real factor that makes the people knew that they are human beings that can be heard and can say what they feel, with a respect to their humanity and believes.

Making use of the powers of people in many ways is a huge benefit to the country, each person will come to the square will add more energy and power transformed into electricity with the technique of Piezoelectricity that transform the power and energy into electricity that can leed to a zero carbon city, a new era of using natural powers that comes out of the humans their selves, making him feel that he is helpful with his body and mind.

-Human Productivity
Each human being in this city is a full productive person with his mind related to the life standards and can say what he wants to say in the new tahrir square in a smart way, and his body and moves can generate power to the city in a natural and environmental way rising the honour and denity to each person.

The cities will be connected with each other with the new formed unit, hexagon, each city will have some hexagons attached to each other and conected with huge green layers that holds out the new cars transportation method, layers of transportations, visualiy descriped as layers of green stairs, holding the poeple on it’s roof, varing in levels, visuals, usage and materials.

-The hexagon is forming the middle of the square with some units forming green parts of the square, others are for siting areas, most of them for piezoelectricity techniques. the great feature in the middle describes the martyrs with their names on the sheets lighting up to show their names in light.
-There is a light numeric indicator in the transparent Obelisk to represent the acctual number of people in the square with real time data to give them a boost and increase their power. -the square is also a gathering point with huge space that can be used in lots of stuff and actions, any one can go, with no limit to the age, it’s open to the free opele with freedom in there sights.

After a long corruption era, we must start with our people as a decision makers, we must enroll all of the people classes, this is our main mission to build up the new Egypt with the thoughts of it’s people, The team is a group of egyptians, vary from thinking, levels, thoughts, learning, knowledge, and age, any new exclusion will be a real crime towardshumanity and the Egyptian dream, The team is Formed from Egyptians towards the good of the Egyptians, here are some of the people with the same question and with different answers and life conditions,they were asked to collect a full visioned idea to the new Egypt, The Egyptian dream.