Matthew Marks Gallery / ZELLNERPLUS

© Joshua White

Architects: ZELLNERPLUS
Location: , California,
Project Team: Ariel Claudet, Ingrid Dennert, Kurt V. Franz, Nathan Moore, Darin Vieria, Seth Weiner, Peter Zellner
Area: 3,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Joshua White

Ataba & Opera Squares Competition Proposal / ZELLNERPLUS, OLIN, PACER, MR+E, and Nelson Nygaard

southwest aerial view

Intended as a catalyst and model for the ongoing redevelopment of Cairo, Egypt, ZELLNERPLUS, OLIN, PACER, MR+E, and Nelson Nygaard proposed a scheme that seeks to bridge the gap between the medieval, or Islamic, and the axial, or European Cairene cities. They would do so through the evacuation of the competition zone of its current disconnected fabrics. In their place, they proposed a green urban archipelago made up of a new connective tissue that will weld together the competition site’s disparate functions, flows and neighboring fabrics. More images and architects’ description after the break.